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Battle of Omdurman

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Young Winston ~Battle of Omdurman (Cannon barrage)

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Young Winston ~Battle of Omdurman (Cavalry charge)

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Mahdist War | 3 Minute History

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Young Winston - British cavalry charge at Omdurman

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Battle of Omdurman, 1898 (Pt 1): the first Ansar attack is repulsed

At the Battle of Omdurman, an army commanded by the British General Sir Herbert Kitchener defeated the army of Abdullah al-Taashi, the successor to the self-proclaimed Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad. Kitchener was seeking revenge for the 1885 death of General Gordon. It was a demonstration of the superiority of a highly disciplined army equipped with modern rifles, machine guns, and artillery over a force twice their size armed with older weapons, and marked the success of British efforts to re-conquer the Sudan. However, it was not until the 1899 Battle of Umm Diwaykarat that the final Mahdist forces were defeated.
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