Sunday, July 13, 2008

Omdurman by Peter Ziegler

Omdurman by Peter Ziegler is a history of the Victorian British military campaign that reconquered the Sudan. Ziegler is writing a popular history of the battle. Much of the material he provides is colorful. For instance the various nicknames that the officers had. There is a pretty good description of the battle itself. He's using a lot of the available sources including some from the Dervish perspective. A readable history on this important colonial campaign.

Highly recommend!

Is available through Abebooks.

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