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British military operations in Egypt and the Sudan : a selected bibliography /
Harold E. Raugh, Jr.
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Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c2008.
description
xxx, 345 p.
ISBN
0810859548 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780810859548 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c2008.
isbn
0810859548 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780810859548 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6416062
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Harold E. Raugh, Jr. serves as the command historian, U.S. Army V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany. He is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel of infantry, the author or editor of five previous military history books and more than 700 articles and book reviews, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society
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Following a very good introductory overview of the events, he[Raugh] divides his bibliography into various chapters that include the various events during this time frame....A thorough bibliography....The more than 3,000 annotated entries and several hundred documents constitute a massive undertaking and the result is a most impressive collection....this is a valuable tool.
The strengths of the volume lie in the sheer range of the coverage, encompassing political, diplomatic, religious, journalistic and social aspects of these operations; the level of detail which will please most readers; and a helpful section on goverment,official, personal and unofficial documents held in the major repositories within the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Sudan and the United States. This is welcome source of reference that is easy to use, often fascinating in its wealth of detail, and comprehensive in its coverage of all the major personalities and the military operations themselves.
This selected bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary current and hard to find books, journal articles, government documents, and personal papers on all aspects of British military operations in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899. Arranged chronologically and topically, chapters cover the various campaigns, focusing on specific battles, leading military personalities, and the contributions of imperial nations as well as supporting services of the British Army. This definitive volume is an indispensable reference for researching imperialism, colonial history, and British military operations, leadership and tactics.
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Summaries
Main Description
The British Army's campaigns in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899 were among the most dramatic and hard-fought in British military history. In 1882, the British sent an expeditionary force to Egypt to quell the Arabi Revolt and secure British control of the Suez Canal, its lifeline to India. Enigmatic British Major General Charles G. Gordon was sent to the Sudan in 1884 to study the possibility of evacuating Egyptian garrisons threatened by Muslim fanatics, the dervishes, in the Sudan. Although the dervishes defeated the British forces on a number of occasions, the British eventually learned to combat the insurrection and ultimately, largely through superior technology and firepower, vanquished the insurgents in 1898.
Long Description
The British Army's campaigns in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899 were among the most dramatic and hard-fought in British military history. In 1882, the British sent an expeditionary force to Egypt to quell the Arabic Revolt and secure British control of the Suez Canal, its lifeline to India. The enigmatic British Major General Charles G. Gordon was sent to the Sudan in 1884 to study the possibility of evacuating Egyptian garrisons threatened by Muslim fanatics, the dervishes, in the Sudan. While the dervishes defeated the British forces on a number of occasions, the British eventually learned to combat the insurrection and ultimately, largely through superior technology and firepower, vanquished the insurgents in 1898. British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents, and personal papers on all aspects of British military operations in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899. Arranged chronologically and topically, chapters cover the various campaigns, focusing on specific battles, leading military personalities, and the contributions of imperial nations as well as supporting services of the British Army. This definitive volume is an indispensable reference for researching imperialism, colonial history, and British military operations, leadership, and tactics.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: Historical Background of British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan, 1882-1899p. xvii
Overviewp. 1
General Informationp. 1
Political and International Backgroundp. 9
British Expedition to Egypt, 1882p. 17
General Informationp. 17
Arabi Pasha Revoltp. 24
Bombardment of Alexandria, 11 July 1882p. 27
Battle of Tel el-Kebir, 13 September 1882p. 29
London Gazette Despatchesp. 31
Rise of the Mahdi, 1881-1885, and the Mahdiya, 1885-1899p. 35
Rise of the Mahdip. 35
The Mahdiyap. 40
Egyptian Army and Suakin Operations, January 1883-April 1884p. 49
General Informationp. 49
Battle of Kashgil/Sheikan, 3-5 November 1883p. 52
First Battle of El Teb, 4 February 1884p. 53
Second Battle of El Teb, 29 February 1884p. 54
Battle of Tamai, 13 March 1884p. 54
London Gazette Despatchesp. 55
Gordon Relief Expedition, 1884-1885, and Suakin Operations, 1885p. 59
General Informationp. 59
Battle of Abu Klea, 17 January 1885p. 71
Battle of Kirbekan, 10 February 1885p. 72
Battle of Tofrek, 22 March 1885p. 72
Kosheh, November-December 1885p. 73
Battle of Ginnis, 30 December 1885p. 74
London Gazette Despatchesp. 74
Military Operations on the Egyptian Frontier, 1886-1895p. 79
Reconquest of the Sudan, 1896-1899p. 81
General Informationp. 81
Initial Military Operationsp. 87
Battle of Omdurman, 2 September 1898p. 88
Fashoda Incident, 18 September 1898p. 92
Battle of Umm Diwaykarat, 24 November 1899p. 100
London Gazette Despatchesp. 100
Imperial Contributionsp. 103
General Informationp. 103
Indiap. 103
Canadap. 104
New South Wales/Australiap. 106
Other Naval Operationsp. 115
General Informationp. 115
Nile River Operationsp. 116
Miscellaneous Aspectsp. 119
Cavalryp. 119
Artilleryp. 119
Engineersp. 119
Logisticsp. 122
Signal Supportp. 123
Medical Supportp. 123
Postal Operationsp. 124
War Correspondents and Artistsp. 131
Autobiographies, Biographies, Journals, and Lettersp. 135
Field Marshal Viscount Garnet J. Wolseleyp. 135
Major General Charles G. Gordonp. 142
Field Marshal Earl Horatio H. Kitchenerp. 163
Other Participants: Autobiographiesp. 170
Other Participants: Biographiesp. 183
Other Participants: Journalsp. 211
Other Participants: Lettersp. 213
Dissertationsp. 216
Regimental and Unit Historiesp. 219
Published Soldiers' Lettersp. 239
1882p. 239
1883p. 244
1884p. 244
1885p. 245
1886p. 247
1889p. 248
1896p. 248
1898p. 248
1899p. 252
Selected Notices and Illustrations from Contemporary Periodicalsp. 253
1882p. 253
1883p. 265
1884p. 266
1885p. 273
1886p. 274
1888p. 274
1889p. 274
1896p. 274
1898p. 275
1900p. 276
Government and Official Documentsp. 277
Englandp. 277
Personal and Unofficial Documentsp. 305
Englandp. 305
Scotlandp. 323
Australiap. 325
Sudanp. 326
Canadap. 327
United Statesp. 327
Author/Editor Indexp. 329
About the Authorp. 347
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