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Jihad! Battle for The Sudan By Ian Colquhoun
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2013 is the 130th anniversary of the Battle of Shaykan, the Sudanese people’s great victory over their British-led Egyptian-Ottoman occupiers’ army, a victory which was part of the first... More > modern jihad, which eventually saw The Sudan become the only African country to win its freedom from colonial oppression by force of arms alone. 2015 is the 130th anniversary of the Battle of Abu Klea and the fall of Khartoum. 2018 is the 120th anniversary of The Sudan’s re-conquest by Anglo-Egyptian forces at the Battle of Omdurman. This swashbuckling novel is set against the backdrop of these pivotal events, events which share many similarities with current ‘Western’ interventions in the Middle-East. A revamping of the old style frontier yarns - filled with bullets, swords, bayonets, politics and courage.< Less
That Man There! By Tom Cotton
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A personal memoir of UK National Service, 1954-55, by a former Gunner of the Royal Artillery. Locations move from Oswestry (basic training) to Colchester, Dortmund, Salisbury Plain (advanced... More > training) and back to Germany. The author's principal service was as a Technical Assistant (TARA) with no. 176 (Abu Klea) Field Battery RA (then a part of 45 Field Regiment).< Less
In Darkest Africa : Or, the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria, Volume I (Illustrated) By Henry M. Stanley
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“Only a Carlyle in his maturest period, as when he drew in lurid colours the agonies of the terrible French Revolution, can do justice to the long catalogue of disasters which has followed the... More > connection of England with Egypt. It is a theme so dreadful throughout, that Englishmen shrink from touching it. Those who have written upon any matters relating to these horrors confine themselves to bare historical record. No one can read through these without shuddering at the dangers England and Englishmen have incurred during this pitiful period of mismanagement. After the Egyptian campaign there is only one bright gleam of sunshine throughout months of oppressive darkness, and that shone over the immortals of Abu-Klea and Gubat, when that small body of heroic Englishmen struggled shoulder to shoulder on the sands of the fatal desert, and won a glory equal to that which the Light Brigade were urged to gain at Balaclava.”< Less
In Darkest Africa : Or, the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria, Volume II (Illustrated) By Henry M. Stanley
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“Only a Carlyle in his maturest period, as when he drew in lurid colours the agonies of the terrible French Revolution, can do justice to the long catalogue of disasters which has followed the... More > connection of England with Egypt. It is a theme so dreadful throughout, that Englishmen shrink from touching it. Those who have written upon any matters relating to these horrors confine themselves to bare historical record. No one can read through these without shuddering at the dangers England and Englishmen have incurred during this pitiful period of mismanagement. After the Egyptian campaign there is only one bright gleam of sunshine throughout months of oppressive darkness, and that shone over the immortals of Abu-Klea and Gubat, when that small body of heroic Englishmen struggled shoulder to shoulder on the sands of the fatal desert, and won a glory equal to that which the Light Brigade were urged to gain at Balaclava.”< Less