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The Mahdi Mohammed Ahmed's Uprising of the Sudan, 1883

The Egyptian Government  (under significant  British influence) sent General William Hicks, a former British Officer in India, and 10,000 Egyptian  troops to suppress the uprising and protect Egyptian citizens in the Sudan. A shock was sent throughout Egypt, and  the British Empire when the news reached Cairo that on Nov. 3, 1883 the ENTIRE  Expeditionary  force was wiped out  by the Mahdist insurgents  at the battle of El Obeid!




General Hicks leads his Egyptian army against the Mahdi's Ansar


The Egyptian vanguard prepares for the impending assault


The Mahdist force is larger than expected


Units form into lines and begin volley firing


The battle quickly becomes hand-to-hand


Wave after seemingly endless wave of Ansar begin to overwhelm Hick's force


The Anglo-Egyptian line is broken


A desperate few fall back into a last stand


The attackers surround the last surviving members of the Expeditionary Force


...and the entire Expedition is wiped out!...The British respond by calling on "Chinese" Gordon to defend Khartoum....but that's another story isn't it?



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