Tag: Race for Fashoda

Face-off at Fashoda: How Close Did Britain and France Come to War in 1898?

Face-off at Fashoda: How Close Did Britain and France Come to War in 1898?

On 2 September 1898, Major-General Horatio Herbert Kitchener fought his most famous action of his military career, the Battle of Omdurman. It was the finale of a long campaign against the Mahdists of Sudan, and the even longer awaited avenging of General Charles Gordon’s killing over a decade earlier. Thousands of fanatical Islamic warriors lay…

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