Discussion in 'Military History' started by W.G.Ewald, Mar 23, 2012.
2011 December « War and Game
My favorite battle in Age of Rifles.
At the Battle of Omdurman (2 September 1898), an army commanded by the British Gen. Sir Herbert Kitchener defeated the army of Abdullah al-Taashi, the successor to the self-proclaimed Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad. It was a demonstration of the superiority of a highly disciplined European-led army equipped with modern rifles and artillery over a vastly larger force armed with older weapons, and marked the success of British efforts to re-conquer the Sudan. However, it was not until the 1899 Battle of Umm Diwaykarat that the final Mahdist forces were defeated.
Truly a legendary battle of rifles.
i saw the movie '' khartoum '' based on the battle .
With Charlton Heston as General Charles "Chinese" Gordon.
Khartoum (1966) - IMDb
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