Fire and sword in the Sudan - a personal narrative of fighting and serving the Dervishes, 1879-1895 (1896) (14593706749)

Similar

Fire and sword in the Sudan - a personal narrative of fighting and serving the Dervishes, 1879-1895 (1896) (14593706749)

description

Summary


Identifier: fireswordinsuda00slat (find matches)
Title: Fire and sword in the Sudan : a personal narrative of fighting and serving the Dervishes, 1879-1895
Year: 1896 (1890s)
Authors: Slatin, Rudolf Carl
Subjects:
Publisher: London : Arnold
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

View Book Page: Book Viewer
About This Book: Catalog Entry
View All Images: All Images From Book
Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.

Text Appearing Before Image:
ning sun. In front ofall, advanced the Vizir Ahmed Shata, as if seeking death.Zubeir withdrew all his men within the intrenchments, andwhen the Darfur host had approached sufficiently near, heopened a deadly fire on them. The Vizirs horse wasinstantly shot; but, mounting another, he continued toadvance until he fell, riddled with bullets; and with himmany of his relations and members of his household,including Melek Sad en Nur and Melek en Nahas (thechief of the copper drums), whom the Sultan had placedas his second in command. Deprived of their leaders, the troops retired, and Zubeirseized the opportunity to make a counter attack on theirflank, which broke up the army, and caused it to dispersein all directions. Instantly, from behind the trees, dashedclouds of Rizighat horsemen, who slaughtered the flyingDarfurians, capturing immense quantities of valuable loot,and now they entirely threw in their lot with the conquer-ors, with the certainty that they would reap considerablebenefit.
Text Appearing After Image:
A Rizighat Warrior. EARLY HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE. 53 The few who succeeded in escaping the massacre fled toDara, while Zubeir sent messages to El Obeid and Khar-tum, announcing the victory, and asking for the reinforce-ments of troops and guns which, in the event of his success,the authorities had agreed to place at his disposal. In duetime these arrived, and he continued his advance towardsDara, his flank being covered by the advance of theGovernor-General from El Obeid to Om Shanga, at thehead of three thousand regulars and a number of irregularhorsemen. With the exception of one small skirmish, Zubeir en-tered Dara unopposed, to find it completely deserted.Erecting a small fort on the sand-hill, he awaited theattack of Sultan Ibrahims sons; but the latter, at the headof a considerable force, merely reconnoitred the position,and, returning to their father at El Fasher, urged him tolead his troops against Zubeir. Ibrahim now collectedevery available man; but large as were his hosts,

Note About Images

Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

date_range

Date

1896
create

Source

University of Toronto
copyright

Copyright info

public domain

Explore more

1896 books
1896 books