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21lancers-The Battle of Omdurman cost the Mahdists a stunning 9,700 killed, 13,000 wounded, and 5,000 captured. Kitchener's losses were a mere 47 dead and 340 wounded. The victory at Omdurman concluded the campaign to retake Sudan and Khartoum was quickly reoccupied. Despite the victory, several officers were critical of Kitchener's handling of the battle and cited MacDonald's stand for saving the day.

21lancers-The Battle of Omdurman cost the Mahdists a stunning 9,700 killed, 13,000 wounded, and 5,000 captured. Kitchener's losses were a mere 47 dead and 340 wounded. The victory at Omdurman concluded the campaign to retake Sudan and Khartoum was quickly reoccupied. Despite the victory, several officers were critical of Kitchener's handling of the battle and cited MacDonald's stand for saving the day.

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.

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.

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…

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…

1898: Battle of Omdurman. An army commanded by the British General Sir Herbert Kitchener defeated the army of Abdullah al-Taashi, the successor to the self-proclaimed Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad. Kitchener was seeking revenge for the death of General Gordon in 1884. (Wikipedia).

1898: Battle of Omdurman. An army commanded by the British General Sir Herbert Kitchener defeated the army of Abdullah al-Taashi, the successor to the self-proclaimed Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad. Kitchener was seeking revenge for the death of General Gordon in 1884. (Wikipedia).

Inside the zariba during the Battle of Omdurman

Inside the zariba during the Battle of Omdurman

The Dervish attack at the Battle of Omdurman

The Dervish attack at the Battle of Omdurman

Hand coloured Lithograph- 1st Battle of Omdurman by G.W. Bacon of London, C1900

Hand coloured Lithograph- 1st Battle of Omdurman by G.W. Bacon of London, C1900

After a fierce clash the 21st Lancers drove them back (resulting in three Victoria Crosses being awarded).  On a larger scale the British advance allowed the Khalifa to re-organize his forces. He still had over 30,000 men in the field and directed his main reserve to attack from the west while ordering the forces to the northwest to attack simultaneously over the Kerreri Hills.

After a fierce clash the 21st Lancers drove them back (resulting in three Victoria Crosses being awarded). On a larger scale the British advance allowed the Khalifa to re-organize his forces. He still had over 30,000 men in the field and directed his main reserve to attack from the west while ordering the forces to the northwest to attack simultaneously over the Kerreri Hills.

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