Warfare in April

Atbara 1898 British-Sudan Wars


Advancing up the Nile to recapture the Sudan, General Sir Herbert Kitchener’s Anglo-Egyptian force turned up the Atbara and met a much larger Mahdist army under Emir Mahmoud. Attacking against a thorn-bush stockade near Nakheila, Kitchener inflicted a major defeat—with over 2,000 Dervishes killed—and continued his march towards Omdurman (8 April 1898).

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