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In the Sudan in 1881 an obscure son of a carpenter pronounced himself the Mahdi or Guided One of the Prophet, the long-expected Messiah of the Islamic faith. His influence was so strong that Egypt (co-ruled by Britain and France) was plunged into war. Robert Wilkinson-Latham provides an absorbing account of the Sudan campaigns, including the siege of Khartoum, the unpredictable General Charles Gordon, and the Nile Expedition. The author details the organisation and fortunes of all forces involved, painting a fascinating picture of the place and its peoples from 1881 98."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850452549
ISBN-10: 0850452546
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 180mm x 6mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Mar-1976
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Wilkinson-Latham

Robert Wilkinson-Latham specializes in military uniforms and weapons and has written many titles to include a multitude of historical events. His previous works for Osprey include the highly acclaimed Napoleon s Artillery ."

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