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Egypt 1882-89

The first campaign in Egypt was caused by the political chaos there and the resulting threat to the newly opened and vital Suez Canal. A British Fleet arrived off Alexandria in July 1882, and after bombarding the city landed a strong force. In a campaign which became famous for its efficiency, the force defeated the Egyptians several times, the last action being a major battle at Tel-el-Kebir. After the war British troops remained in Egypt and on the Sudan coast to protect the Suez Canal. The second campaign took place in the eastern Sudan, where the Dervishes laid siege to Suakin, on the Red Sea coast. After advancing from the coast and winning battles at El-Teb and Tamaai, the British withdrew again to the coast. A third campaign took place in 1885 when the British belatedly decided to relieve General Gordon at Khartoum where he was besieged by the fanatical followers of a Muslim religious leader, the Mahdi. A column advanced up the Nile, fighting numerous skirmishes and pitched battles at Abu Klea and Kirbekan, but was just too late to help Gordon, who had been murdered when Khartoum fell to the Mahdi just before the relieving force's arrival. At about the same time, fighting was going on again around Suakin, the British won a battle at Tofrek. The British withdrew again from the Sudan, although fighting continued along the Egyptian frontier. Late in the 1880's there were two further battles at Gemaizah near Suakin and at Toski on the Egyptian frontier.

Egypt 1882-89



BEYOND THE REACH OF EMPIRE
Wolseley’s Failed Campaign to Save Gordon and Khartoum
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BEYOND THE REACH OF EMPIRE Wolseley’s Failed Campaign to Save Gordon and Khartoum
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One of the enduring legends of the British Empire, the death of General Charles Gordon at Khartoum at the hands of fanatical jihadist followers of the Mahdi - a Sudanese Muslim leader - is re-examined in this compelling book.The author, Lt. Col. Mike Snook brings a incisive military mind to an a...
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HISTORY OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS FROM 1815 TO 1895
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HISTORY OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS FROM 1815 TO 1895
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A detailed history of the oldest regiment in the British Army covering its service from the victory of Waterloo onwards to the end of the 19th century.
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WINGATE PASHA
The Life of General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate 1861-1953
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WINGATE PASHA The Life of General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate 1861-1953
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The subject of this biography, Gen. Sir Francis Reginald Wingate was a hero of the British Empire who was the virtual ruler of Sudan and Egypt at the Imperial zenith. Wingate was an unusual paladin of Empire in that he had a poor education, but mastered several languages, including Arabic and bec...
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BRITAIN’S SEA SOLDIERS
A History of the Royal Marines & Their Predecessors & of Their Services in Action, Ashore & Afloat, & Upon Sundry Other Occasions of Moment
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BRITAIN’S SEA SOLDIERS A History of the Royal Marines & Their Predecessors & of Their Services in Action, Ashore & Afloat, & Upon Sundry Other Occasions of Moment
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For 350 years the Royal Marines have been in the front line of British military history on land and sea. This handsome, lavishly illustrated history by Col. Cyril Field covers the marines' first 250 years, up to the Great War, and includes such campaigns and actions as the siege of Gibraltar, the...
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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE MALTESE CORPS OF THE BRITISH ARMY
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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE MALTESE CORPS OF THE BRITISH ARMY
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Rare history of the Maltese Light Infantry, Pioneers, Militia, Royal Malta Regiment, Fencibles, with service of many officers given, also nominal roll of Maltese "who have served, or are serving, in the British Army" with details of their services.
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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE QUEEN’S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS 1793 - 1885
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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE QUEEN’S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS 1793 - 1885
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Regimental history of a Scottish unit, first raised in 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars, which saw service in Egypt, the Peninsular War, the Waterloo campaign, the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny. In the 1880s - when this history was first published - the regiment took part in the Ni...
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BATTLE OF TOFREK, FOUGHT NEAR SUAKIN, MARCH 22nd 1885
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BATTLE OF TOFREK, FOUGHT NEAR SUAKIN, MARCH 22nd 1885
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A classic account of battle against the Mahdists in eastern Sudan, which came close to disaster but ended in a British victory. Originally a 500-copy limited edition
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RIVER COLUMN
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RIVER COLUMN
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An account of the journey and fortunes of the column despatched up the Nile in 1885 in an abortive attempt to relieve Gordon besieged in Khartoum.
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WITH THE CAMEL CORPS UP THE NILE
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WITH THE CAMEL CORPS UP THE NILE
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A fine account by one of its officers of the role of the Camel Corps in the abortive attempt to save Gen. Gordon and Khartoum in 1885. Despite the grim context the book manages to be witty on the subject of camels.
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WAR IN EGYPT(1882)
ILLUSTRATED BY RICHARD SIMPKIN
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WAR IN EGYPT(1882) ILLUSTRATED BY RICHARD SIMPKIN
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Illustrated account of the 1882 campaign in Egypt with a section of 16 colour plates by Richard Simkin followed by the text illustrated with b/w sketches.
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