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The river war : an historical account of the reconquest of the Soudan

Author: Winston Churchill; F Rhodes; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: London ; New York : Longmans, Green and Co., 1899.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The River War, Winston Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener of Khartoum on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899 that led to England's reconquest of the Egyptian Sudan. Churchill was present at the decisive battle of Omdurman, and he wrote this book while he was still a young cavalry officer.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
River war.
London ; New York : Longmans, Green and Co., 1899
(OCoLC)1012348101
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winston Churchill; F Rhodes; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 2704682
Notes: Appendices: A. Composition of the staff during the river war.-- B. Extracts from the despatches of referring to recommendations.-- C. Extracts from the London gazette showing honours and promotions given.-- D. Extracts from a memorandum for guidance of officers commanding British infantry in the Soudan.--E. Text of the Soudan agreement of the 19th of January 1899, and of the declaration of the 21st of March 1899.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, portraits, maps (some folded), plans (some folded) ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume I. The military Soudan ; The rebellion of the Mahdi ; The fate of the envoy ; The Dervish Empire ; The years of preparation ; The beginning of the war ; Firket ; The recovery of the Dongola Province ; The desert railway ; Abu Hamed ; Berber ; Reconnaissance ; The battle of the Atbara ; In summer quarters --
Volume II. Up the river with the 21st Lancers ; The final concentration ; The grand advance ; The reconnaissance of Kerreri ; The battle of Omdurman ; The fall of the city ; After the victory ; The return of the British division ; On the Blue Nile ; 'The Fashoda Incident' ; Military reflections ; A general view.
Responsibility: by Winston Spencer Churchill ; edited by F. Rhodes ; illustrated by Angus McNeill.

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In The River War, Winston Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener of Khartoum on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899 that led to England's reconquest of the Egyptian Sudan. Churchill was present at the decisive battle of Omdurman, and he wrote this book while he was still a young cavalry officer.

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