The Sudan Campaigns 1881-98

The Sudan Campaigns 1881-98

by Robert Wilkinson-Latham, Michael Roffe
     
 


In the Sudan in 1881 an obscure son of a carpenter pronounced himself the 'Mahdi' or 'Guided One of the Prophet', the long-expected Messiah of the Islamic faith. His influence was so strong that Egypt (co-ruled by Britain and France) was plunged into war. Robert Wilkinson-Latham provides an absorbing account of the Sudan campaigns, including the siege of Khartoum,…  See more details below

Overview


In the Sudan in 1881 an obscure son of a carpenter pronounced himself the 'Mahdi' or 'Guided One of the Prophet', the long-expected Messiah of the Islamic faith. His influence was so strong that Egypt (co-ruled by Britain and France) was plunged into war. Robert Wilkinson-Latham provides an absorbing account of the Sudan campaigns, including the siege of Khartoum, the unpredictable General Charles Gordon, and the Nile Expedition. The author details the organisation and fortunes of all forces involved, painting a fascinating picture of the place and its peoples from 1881–98.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850452549
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/28/1976
Series:
Men-at-Arms Series
Pages:
50
Sales rank:
434,420
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Wilkinson-Latham specializes in military uniforms and weapons and has written many titles to include a multitude of historical events. His previous works for Osprey include the highly acclaimed 'Napoleon's Artillery'.

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