Praeger - Khartoum 1885 - General Gordon's last stand


Also published as: Osprey Campaign 23: Khartoum 1885
General Gordon's last stand

Authors: Donald Featherstone
Publisher: Praeger Publishers, February 2005
ISBN 0-275-98629-2
Hardcover, 96 pages, measures (in inches) 9.8 x 7.5 x 0.5

About this Book
Early in 1881 unrest in the Sudan began to crystallise around Mohammed Ibn Ahmed el-Sayyid Abdullah. Proclaiming himself the long-expected Madhi, the Guided One of the Prophet, he preached that the Sudan was to be purged of its Egyptian oppressors. Drawn in by the Egyptian failure to deal with the situation, the British sent General Gordon to organise an evacuation. On reaching Khartoum however, General Gordon believed, incorrectly, that the Madhi could be reasoned with. Instead of negotiating, the Madhi besieged the town for 317 days. This title looks in particular, although not exclusively, at the battles fought by the British columns sent to relieve Khartoum.


  • The Rise of the Mahdi in the Sudan
  • Opposing Commanders
  • Opposing Forces
  • Graham's First Campaign from Suakim
  • Khartoum
  • Final Operations around Suakim, February - May 1885
  • Chronology
  • A Guide to Further Reading
  • Wargaming the Sudan Campaigns

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