The charge of the 21st Lancers at Omdurman on the 2nd of September 1898, has gone down in the annals of British military history. It is now generally accepted that this was the last true cavalry charge against a standing enemy. With 21 dead and 71 wounded and 3 Victoria crosses awarded, the 2500 dervishes were driven from the path of General Kitchener’s advance. With biographical details of all who took part, first hand accounts, medal details, maps, uniforms and numerous photographs.
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