The Last Charge: The 21st Lancers and the Battle of Omdurman

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At the Battle of Omdurman (September 2, 1898) an army commanded by the British General Sir Horatio Kitchener defeated the army of the Khalifa, the Dervishes. It was a bloody demonstration of the superiority of machine guns and artillery over older weapons and marked the successful end of the British efforts to re-conquer the Sudan. Around 10,000 Dervishes were killed, 15,000 wounded and 5000 were taken prisoner. Kitchener's force lost 48 men with 382 wounded. The Khalifa escaped and survived until 1899 while Kitchener was ...

The Last Charge: The 21st Lancers and the Battle of Omdurman 2000, Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN-13: 9781861261892

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