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Omdurman 1898: Kitchener's victory in the Sudan
     

Omdurman 1898: Kitchener's victory in the Sudan

by Donald Featherstone, David G. Chandler (Editor)
 

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This volume tells the story of the conquest of the Dervish Empire, culminating at Omdurman in 1898: one of the great desert battles in the imperial drama of the Victorian era. This dramatic conflict witnessed hordes of native warriors set against British discipline and firepower, gunboats on the Nile, a dramatic cavalry charge and Kitchener, the Sirdar, as

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This volume tells the story of the conquest of the Dervish Empire, culminating at Omdurman in 1898: one of the great desert battles in the imperial drama of the Victorian era. This dramatic conflict witnessed hordes of native warriors set against British discipline and firepower, gunboats on the Nile, a dramatic cavalry charge and Kitchener, the Sirdar, as conqueror. This book explores the events, weaponry and leaders of both sides, and accompanying illustrations and colourful graphics bring the whole campaign vividly to life.

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“This book presents a nice overview of the campaign... There are more detailed books that cover some of these operations, but none that cover the entire campaign and condense it as nicely.” —Joe Kauffman, SITEO Newsletter (November 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855323681
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
919,724
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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Don Featherstone has long been a student of military history and has visited many of the world's most famous battlefields. He has written extensively on a large number of military campaigns from the point of view of both the historian and the wargamer.

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