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The best pictures of the Battle of Omdurman

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, History, War on Saturday, 30 July 2011

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The best pictures of the Battle of Omdurman in the Sudan all show the initial action in which the 21st Lancers lead the action against the Arab stronghold, the victorious campaign being commanded  by General Kitchener. The first picture of Omdurman shows Kitchener leading the light cavalry regiment the 21st Lancers against the enemy, just 400 men facing 2500 dervishes and among them a young Winston Churchill.

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The 21st Lances lead the battle against the Arab stronghold of Omdurman, by Ferdinando Tacconi

The second picture of Omdurman is a similar depiction of the brave 21st Lancers and General Kitchener in the thick of battle.

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The 21st Lancers at Omdurman lead by General Kitchener. Picture by Harry Payne

The third picture of Omdurman is a more expansive picture of the charge of the 21st Lancers, as they clear the way for the British advance.

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The Charge of the 21st Lancers at the Battle of Omdurman by E Matthew Hale

Many more pictures of Lord Kitchener and Omdurman can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

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