FROM KORTI TO KHARTUM : A JOURNAL OF THE DESERT MARCH FROM KORTI TO GUBAT, AND OF THE ASCENT OF THE NILE IN GENERAL GORDON'S STEAMERS.

Wilson, Col. Sir Charles W.


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7th ed., 1886. Xxix + 317 pp., fldg., map + some very small plans. Rebound in black cloth; gilt to spine; 19 x 13cm. Map torn with a taped repair but a narrow line of loss along join of repair; contents o/w V.G. in a FINE binding. Defended by an Egyptian garrison under General Gordon, Khartoum was invested by the Mahdi in early 1884 and, after a gallant defence, was stormed on January 26, 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. This book is a journal of the events surrounding this episode in the British-Sudan Campaign which cover the desert march from Korti to Gubat and the ascent of the Nile in General Gordon's steamers. Scarce.


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