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by Winston S. Churchill
Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: CreateSpace (October 28, 2008)
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Read by Mark F. When the self-proclaimed Mahdi ( Guided One ) gathered Islamic forces and kicked the Anglo-Egyptians out of the Sudan, he unleashed a backlash. With the image of the heroic General Charles Gordon dying at Khartoum, the British public was ready to support a war to reclaim the lost territories. The river involved was the Nile.
The book is beside me as I write these words. Inscribed by Winston S Churchill 1948, the Great Man wrote on the flyleaf. Volume Two got shorter shrift. WSC was all the old boy would give my dad there. Forced by the need for fresh water to stay within sight of the Nile the British and Egyptian forces nonetheless, forded the Nile cataracts, built a railway for easier resupply, manhandled gunboats over the cataracts and fought several giant set piece battles against an enemy which vastly outnumbered them, if only in manpower.
I skimmed some of the history in the first hundred pages.
The younger Churchill is wordier than the mature Churchill, and his prose can be a bit flowery. I skimmed some of the history in the first hundred pages.
With the image of the heroic General Charles Gordon dying at Khartoum, the British public was ready to support a. .
With the image of the heroic General Charles Gordon dying at Khartoum, the British public was ready to support a war to reclaim the lost territories. The young Churchill was hot to gain war experience to aid his career, and so he wangled a transfer to the 21st Lancers and participated in the last successful cavalry charge the world ever saw, in the climactic battle of Omdurman. He also had a position as war correspondent for the Morning Post, and on his return to England he used his notes to compose this book.
In The River War, Winston Churchill recounts a critical but often overlooked episode from the days when the British . That same year, Queen Elizabeth II knighted Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill died on January 24, 1965, at the age of 70.
In The River War, Winston Churchill recounts a critical but often overlooked episode from the days when the British Empire was at the height of its power: the operations directed by Lord Kitchener of Khartoum on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, which led to England's reconquest of the Egyptian Sudan. After the 1881 rebellion of the Mahdi had plunged the Sudan into chaos, British attempts to withdraw from the region climaxed in General Gordon's ill-fated attempt to rescue officials, soldiers, and Egyptian subjects from Khartoum.
By Winston S. Churchill. It is the great melody that recurs throughout the whole opera. Chapter I. the rebellion of the mahdi. The general purposing military operations, the statesman who would decide upon grave policies, and the reader desirous of studying the course and results of either, must think of the Nile.
Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Includes index Appendices: A. Composition of the staff during the river wa. B. the Soudan agreement of the 19th of January 1899, and of the declaration of the 21st of March 1899 Bibliography: 2 pages following p. x.
The book provides a history of the British involvement in the Sudan and the conflict between the British forces led by Lord Kitchener and Dervish forces led by Khalifa Abdallahi ibn Muhammad, heir. to the self-proclaimed Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad who had embarked on a campaign to conquer Egypt, to drive out the non-Muslim infidels and make way for the second coming of the Islamic Mahdi