The War in Egypt and the Soudan Volume 1; An Episode in the History of the British Empire, Being a Descriptive Account of the Scenes and Events of Tha

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ... chief or number of chiefs who would be sufficiently powerful to maintain order along the valley of the Nile from Wady Halfa to Khartum, and who would agree to the following conditions:--"1. To remain at peace with Egypt, and to repress any raids on Egyptian territory. 2. To encourage trade with Egypt. 3. To...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ... chief or number of chiefs who would be sufficiently powerful to maintain order along the valley of the Nile from Wady Halfa to Khartum, and who would agree to the following conditions:--"1. To remain at peace with Egypt, and to repress any raids on Egyptian territory. 2. To encourage trade with Egypt. 3. To prevent and discourage by all possible means any expeditions for the sale of and capture of slaves." How strangely these general orders read now! How strangely they must have read even at the time that the two columns were preparing to start from Korti on a march which had already become a fight, not only against the enemy and against the physical obstructions of the desert and the rapids, but against time. The irony of events had made the guarded and almost apprehensive precision with which the government repeated their political formula nearly as ludicrous as their obvious want of knowledge of the actual conditions with which they had reluctantly consented to deal only from their own point of view, whence they saw little or nothing of the real situation. Lord Wolseley was authorized to conclude any arrangements which would fulfil the general conditions laid down in these instructions, which went on to say, with what appears now to be sadly amusing solemnity:--"The main difficulty will consist in the selection of an individual or a number of individuals having sufficient authority to maintain order. You will, of course, bear in mind that any ruler established south of Wady Halfa will have to rely solely on his own strength in order to maintain his position.... Under certain conditions the Egyptian government would be prepared to pay a moderate subsidy in order to secure tranquillity and fairly good government in the valley of the Nile. B...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150619694
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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