IN RELIEF OF GORDON: LORD WOLSELEY'S CAMPAIGN JOURNAL OF THE KHARTOUM RELIEF EXPEDITION 1884-1885.

Preston, Adrian. (Ed.).


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1st ed., Thus, 1967. Xliv + 267 pp., frontis., + photo & other plates. Black cloth; 23 x 15cm. V.G. Presented here is Wolseley's campaign journal of the Khartoum Relief Expedition 1884-1885. Defended by an Egyptian garrison under General Gordon, this town was invested by the Mahdi in early 1884 and, after a brave defence, was stormed on January 26th, 1885. Gordon was cut down and killed. The forerunners of the relieving force, consisting of the river gunboats under Lord Charles Beresford, arrived off the city on the 28th, two days too late, and after a brief engagement with the Mahdist batteries, returned down the river.


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