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Be the first to write a review. The story begins with the massacre of the 11, strong Hicks Pasha column in Sent to evacuate the country, British hero General Gordon was surrounded and murdered in Khartoum by an army of dervishes led by the Mahdi. The relief mission arrived 2 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 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.
The result is an account that sheds new light on the most riveting tale of honour, courage, revenge and savagery of late Victorian times. Review quote "This is the most complete picture of the Sudanese campaigns that has yet been published. Asher has delivered a scintillating tale of a period of history that deserves to be remembered. The author of twenty-four books and presenter of six TV documentaries, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in He lives in Nairobi, Kenya.
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