by John Meredith, Omdurman Diaries 1898 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Omdurman Diaries 1898 books, Legendary battle seen through the eyes of both a Private and an Officer amongst others, but with vastly differing views.
by Peter Harrington, Omdurman 1898 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Omdurman 1898 books, To mark the centenary of the battle of Omdurman and the British conquest of the Sudan, this work presents previously unavailable accounts of the campaign alongside contemporary illustrations from artists and journalists present with the troops.
by William Wright, Battle Story Omdurman 1898 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Battle Story Omdurman 1898 books, The battle took place at Kerreri, 11km north of Omdurman in the Sudan. Kitchener commanded a force of 8,000 British regulars and a mixed force of 17,000 Sudanese and Egyptian soldiers. He arrayed his force in an arc around the village of Egeiga close to the bank of the Nile, where a gunboat flotilla waited in support, facing a wide, flat plain with hills rising to the left and right. The British and Egyptian cavalry were placed on either flank. Al-Taashi's followers, known as Ansar and sometimes referred to as Dervishes, numbered around 50,000, including some 3,000 cavalry. In a few hours and at a loss of less than 400 officers and men killed and wounded, the Anglo-Egyptian army defeated the 50,000 brave tribesmen who charged their enemy, regardless of the hail of Maxim bullets, many of them armed only with spears, swords and ancient chainmail armour.In concise detail, with orders of battle, maps and over fifty images, the author shows how Omdurman was a superb example of tactics in warfare. First-hand accounts from both sides help the reader to understand all the horrors and glory of that day including the famous charge of the 21st Lancers, often called the last great cavalry charge of the British Army. This was arguably the height of British Empire military dominance.
by Michael Asher, Khartoum Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Khartoum books, The British campaign in the Sudan in Queen Victoria's reign is an epic tale of adventure more thrilling than any fiction. The story begins with the massacre of the 11,000 strong Hicks Pasha column in 1883. Sent to evacuate the country, British hero General Gordon was surrounded and murdered in Khartoum by a vast army of dervishes commanded by the Mahdi. The relief mission arrived two days too late. The result was a national scandal that shocked the Queen and led to the fall of the British government. Twelve years later it was the brilliant Herbert Kitchener who struck back. Achieving the impossible he built a railway across the desert to transport his troops to the final devastating confrontation at Omdurman in 1898. Desert explorer and author Michael Asher has reconstructed this classic tale in vivid detail. Having covered every inch of the ground and examined all eyewitness reports, he brings to bear new evidence questioning several accepted aspects of the story.
by Douglas Sharman Russell, Winston Churchill Soldier Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Winston Churchill Soldier books, "Making extensive use of the contemporary accounts of Churchill and his fellow soldiers and archival documents from three continents, illustrated with many maps and previously unpublished photographs, Douglas S. Russell vividly brings to life the military career of the vigorous young officer of hussars who later became the greatest Briton of the twentieth century. From Sandhurst to the mountainous North-West Frontier of India, to the charge of the 21st Lancers at Omdurman, from the South African veldt to the deadly trench warfare of the Great War, the author -- whom Sir Martin Gilbert calls 'a keen portraitist' -- tells the gripping story of Churchill's army life with careful attention to historical detail and all the drama that the real life adventures of his subject deserve"--Dust jacket.
by Harold E. Raugh Jr., British Military Operations In Egypt And The Sudan Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download British Military Operations In Egypt And The Sudan books, The British Army's campaigns in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899 were among the most dramatic and hard-fought in British military history. In 1882, the British sent an expeditionary force to Egypt to quell the Arabic Revolt and secure British control of the Suez Canal, its lifeline to India. The enigmatic British Major General Charles G. Gordon was sent to the Sudan in 1884 to study the possibility of evacuating Egyptian garrisons threatened by Muslim fanatics, the dervishes, in the Sudan. While the dervishes defeated the British forces on a number of occasions, the British eventually learned to combat the insurrection and ultimately, largely through superior technology and firepower, vanquished the insurgents in 1898. British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents, and personal papers on all aspects of British military operations in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899. Arranged chronologically and topically, chapters cover the various campaigns, focusing on specific battles, leading military personalities, and the contributions of imperial nations as well as supporting services of the British Army. This definitive volume is an indispensable reference for researching imperialism, colonial history, and British military operations, leadership, and tactics.
by Michelle Gordon, Extreme Violence And The British Way Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Extreme Violence And The British Way books, Analysing three cases of British colonial violence that occurred in the latter half of the 19th century, this book argues that all three share commonalities, including the role of racial prejudices in justifying the perpetration of extreme colonial violence. Exploring the connections and comparisons between the Perak War (1875–76), the 'Hut Tax' Revolt in Sierra Leone (1898–99) and the Anglo-Egyptian War of Reconquest in the Sudan (1896–99), Gordon highlights the significance of decision-making processes, communication between London and the periphery and the influence of individual colonial administrators in outbreaks of violence. This study reveals the ways in which racial prejudices, the advocacy of a British 'civilising mission' and British racial 'superiority' informed colonial administrators' decisions on the ground, as well as the rationalisation of extreme violence. Responding to a neglect of British colonial atrocities within the historiography of colonial violence, this work demonstrates the ways in which Britain was just as willing and able as other European Empires to resort to extreme measures in the face of indigenous resistance or threats to the British imperial project.
by Stephen Manning, Soldiers Of The Queen Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Soldiers Of The Queen books, The only book to describe the entire experience of the Victorian soldier from letters and diaries
by Austin Gee, Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography Of British And Irish History Publications Of 1998 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography Of British And Irish History Publications Of 1998 books, The Royal Historical Society's Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of books and articles on historical topics published in a single calendar year. The volume covers all periods of British and Irish history from Roman Britain to the late twentieth century, and also includes a section on imperial and commonwealth history. It is the most complete and up-to-date bibliography of its type, and an indispensable tool for historians.