Henry Alford & Dennistoun Sword The Egyptian Soudan Its Loss and Recovery 1898


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Author: Henry S.L. Alford and W. Dennistoun SwordTitle: The Romance of the Indian Frontiers Publication:  First Edition Published by Macmillan and Co London 1898………………………………..(See ictures) Condition Of Book: This is a Good Only Copy of this book in red coloured cloth with dulled gilt title lettering to spine.The book has NO previous owner’s names or inscriptions present but with one initial of D14 to front endpaper and number 9290 in red pen to the title page.There is some slight weakness to the front gutter hinge join with webbing showing through.Contents remain clean internally with rought cut page edges.This book includes a rapid sketch of the history of Sudan, a narrative of the Dongola expedition of 1896, and a full account of the Nile expedition of 1897-1898. The first part of this work describes in some detail the early days of the country, its conquest by the Egyptian Khedive, Mahomed Ali, the foundation of Khartoum and its place as the great central slave market. The involvement of the British in suppressing this trade brought Gordon to Khartoum, subsequently the scene of his death in January 1885 when Khartoum was was taken by the Mahdi. A relief force arrived two days too late  and withdrew to Egypt leaving the Mahdi in control. Eventually the decision was taken to reconquer the Sudan and in 1896 Kitchener, the Sirdar of Egypt, was given the task. The account of the two years it took forms the main part of this book, culminating in the battle of Omdurman. There are two very informative appendices, the one provides the organisation of the forces of the Dongola and Nile expeditions with a complete nominal roll of all the officers, the other is the roll of honour of British officers, WOs, NCOs and Men who lost their lives in the campaign.8vo well illustrated with numerous portraits,illustrations and maps and records of the services of the Officers (1896-8) First Edition 1898

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