Nile River Gunboats 1882–1918 (New Vanguard):   For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when Britain finally won control of the Sudan. After that, the gunboats helped maintain British control over both Egypt and th...

Nile River Gunboats 1882–1918 (New Vanguard): For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when Britain finally won control of the Sudan. After that, the gunboats helped maintain British control over both Egypt and th...

Battle of Omdurman, September 2, 1898.  The climactic battle of the Mahdist wars, a mixed force of 25,000 British, Sudanese and Egyptian troops under the command of Herbert Kitchener defeated a much larger force of Dervishes commanded by Abdullah al-Tasshi. Most of the Dervish forces were concealed at the start of the battle, and Kitchener started to move without knowing a substantial force was still on his flank.  Quick action by Hector MacDonald's Sudanese brigade saved the day.

The Battle of Omdurman, part of The Sudan Campaign against The Mahdists - British & Anglo-Egyptian armies against the hordes of Mahdists led by The Khalifa, was fought on Sept.

Karari: The Sudanese Account of the Battle of Omdurman. Tr from the Arabic by Peter Clark

Karari: The Sudanese Account of the Battle of Omdurman. Tr from the Arabic by Peter Clark

This ring armor was taken by the Devon Yeomanry Battalion from the hut of the Khalifa, Abdallahi Ibn Muhammad, who replaced the Sudanese Mahdi and lead the Mahdists warriors against the British army in the battle of Omdurman, Sept. 1898. The ring armor is made of steel rings sewn with leather strips on a leather and heavy fabric back. 13 X 18 inches. Very good condition. Some of the leather strips are torn. Few rings missing and two rings loose. This armor was displayed in the Devon Yeomanry…

Ring armor taken by the Devon Yeomanry Battalion from the hut of the Khalifa…

Battle of Omdurman - When The British With 11,000 Soldiers Took On 60,000 Natives in Sudan, Losing 47 Killed - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/battle-of-omdurman-when-the-british-with-11000-soldiers-took-on-60000-natives-in-sudan-losing-47killed.html

The Battle of Omdurman: The High-water Mark of British Imperialism. All through the darkness of the night, a British infantryman waits nervously by the banks of the Nile. The Mahdists, infamously bloodthirsty savages, are just…

The Athenaeum - Field Marshal Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (John Maler Collier - No dates listed)

The Athenaeum - Field Marshal Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (John Maler Collier - No dates listed)

Inside the zariba during the Battle of Omdurman

Inside the zariba during the Battle of Omdurman

Kelly, Robert Talbot (b,1861)- Flight of Khalifa after Defeat- Battle of Omdurman, 1898

The Flight of the Khalifa after His Defeat at the Battle of Omdurman, 1898 by Robert George Talbot Kelly

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