This volume tells the story of the conquest of the Dervish Empire, culminating at Omdurman: 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 books explores the events, weaponry and leaders of both sides, and accompanying illustrations and colourful graphics bring the whole campaign vividly to life.
Read an extract of Omdurman 1898
Table of Contents
The Sudan after the fall of Khartoum/The Opposing Armies/The Anglo-Egyptian Army/The Ansar/The Mahdist Army/The Dongola-Berber Campaign/The Atbara Campaign/The Advance to Omdurman/The Battle of Omdurman/Gordon Avenged/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming the Campaigns of 1896-8 in the Sudan