Kitchener

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Kitchener

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, PC




Battle of Suakin

Dec 20, 1888

A Mahdist force advanced towards Suakin but were fought back by the British

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Location: Sudan



Battle of Toski

Aug 03, 1889

Mahdist force is annihilated by an Egyptian army

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Location: Sudan



Battle of Ferkeh

Jun 07, 1896

Kitchener's forces took the Mahdists completely by surprise. Some turned and ran, while others had to be worked out of their positions with bayonets.

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Location: Sudan



Battle of Abu Hamed

Aug 07, 1897

After vicious hand to hand fighting the British worked the Mahdists out of their strongholds in the town

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Location: Sudan



Battle of Atbara

Apr 08, 1898

After a brief artillery bombardment the British attacked the Mahdist camp. They stormed the camp and were soon fighting hand to hand. After 45 minutes the battle was over. Osman Digna retreated with a few thousand soldiers to the south. The rest of the Mahdist forces were captured or killed, including Emir Mahmud Ahmad one of the Mahdist leaders.

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Location: Sudan



Battle of Omdurman

Sep 02, 1898

A British army defeats a Mahdist force twice its size

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Location: Sudan



The Fashoda Incident

Sep 18, 1898

A flotilla of British gunboats moving up the Nile reaches Fashoda and discover that Jean-Baptiste Marchand had occupied and repaired the fort. Marchand is eventually forced to withdraw due to the power of the army that Kitchener was commanding, and the the need of the French government to have both the Britain and Germany as potential enemies.

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Location: Sudan



Beatty is Promoted to Commander

Nov 15, 1898

Lieutenant Beatty is promoted to Commander ahead of 400 other Lieutenants thanks to being commended by Kitchener for his efforts during the Mahdist War

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Location: Britain



Anglo-French Convention of 1898

Mar 1899

This agreement finally fixed the borders in the disputed areas of Northern Nigeria in order to prevent any repeat of the Fashoda Incident. It concluded the partition of West Africa between the colonial powers, and paved the way for the Entente Cordial

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Location: Sudan



Battle of Umm Diwaykarat

Nov 25, 1899

Khalifa Abdallahi ibn Muhammad decided to make a final stand against the British. He sent out a force to check the British advance, but they were destroyed by fire from Maxim guns. The Khalifa tried to rally his men, but they fled for their lives. He and his guards made their final stand and were mowed down by British fire power.

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Location: Sudan



Osman Digna is Captured

Jan 19, 1900

Osman Digna is captured near Tokar and is sent to prison in Rosetta.

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Location: Sudan



Lord Kitchener Inspects Gallipoli

Nov 1915

Lord Kitchener decides to use HMS Lord Nelson as his headquarters while on an inspection tour of Gallipoli and the Near East

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Location: Gallipoli