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OMDURMAN, 1898 Men of the 1st Battalion, the Lincolnshire Regiment, await their orders behind a zariba (a thorn-bush hedge) prior to the Battle of Omdurman. Right Major-General Horatio Herbert Kitchener (18501916), Sirdar of Egypt and Commander-in-Chief during the 1896-1898 campaign to reconquer the Sudan
gear up for major bridge works M ajor traffic chaos is expected in Khartoum soon as the government begins to execute a plan to repair the White Nile bridge - the only link between Khartoum and Omdurman, its historical sister city. Khartoum traffic, while only one lane (a narrow one) is allowed for Khartoum-toOmdurman traffic. "This is to allow the working population in the city the chance o f
HOUSEHOLD BRIGADE MAGAZINE. M ajor M axsb, Coldstream Guards has b e e n with the Egyptian Army since January, 1897, and took part in the Battle of the .Atbara, as well as the advance and capture of Omdurman. We are grateful for several letters from him. C aptain R awlinson, Coldstream Guards, has been employed as D.A.A.G. on the Sirdar’s Staff for some months, and in this capacity he was present both
MILITARYMILITARYAugust/September 2020 • Issue 117 THE TORPEDO A deadly history THE CHARGE OF THE 21ST LANCERS Omdurman, 1898 THE CHARGE OF THE 21ST LANCERS Omdurman, 1898 THE IMMORTAL THE IMMORTAL HAWKE HAWKETHE IMMORTAL THE IMMORTAL HAWKE HAWKEand the Battle of Quiberon Bay, 1759 and the Battle of Quiberon Bay, 1759 THE PAPER THE PAPER RAIDERS The RAF’s
70 THE HOUSEHOLD BRIGADE MAGAZINE. or not remains to be seen. In any ease there is almost sure to be severe fighting at Omdurman. Omdurman consists of a huge town, four miles long by oneand-a-half broad : it is mostly built of straw huts, but there are many mud houses and mosques. The chief portion is enclosed by a wall 15ft. to 20ft.
. L ieutenant G r e n f e l l , 1st Life Guards, A.D.C. to General Sir Francis Grenfell, Commanding the English Forces in Egypt, acted as A.D.C. to Brigadier-General Littleton during the advance to Omdurman. Marquis of T ullIbardine, Royal Horse Guards, specially employed with the Egyptian Army, was attached to the Sirdar’s Staff during the march which culminated in the Battle of Omdurman. L ieutenant
to Maxse’s letter from the Sobat River, which appeared in the last issue of the / \\ Magazine, it is possible that an account of what went on in the Eastern part of the Soudan after the fall of Omdurman may be interesting, more especially as there have been few, if any, official despatches dealing with that part. At the time of the fight at Omdurman, Ahmed Fadil, a wellknown Emir, who had been
suffered heavy losses “and the fact that both officers and men behaved with great gallantry in a nasty place is no excuse for a blunder”. Ivor’s letter continued: “So we were marching off gaily to Omdurman at 10 am when we became aware that we still had a large unbeaten force on our flank: a force bent on as determined an attack as the early morning. Each brigade faced round to the right at the double
brigade, expressing his very deep regret to part with so splendid and efficient a regiment of cavalry. The Marquis of Tullibardine, Royal Horse Guards, who, according to the accounts received from Omdurman, distinguished himself in saving the life of a trooper and rendered assistance to two others until they were placed hors tie combat, proceeded on Special Service to Egypt in March, 1898, and was