The River War.
an Historical Account of The Reconquest of Soudan.London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1902 Stock Code: 33021
New and revised edition. "Overcoming the objections of Kitchener, the commander-in-chief of the expeditionary force, Churchill obtained a temporary posting with the 21st lancers, and arrived in the Sudan in time to take part in the celebrated cavalry charge at the battle of Omdurman (2 September 1898), in which the regiment galloped by accident into a hidden ravine crammed with armed men. Churchill, who shot and killed at least three of the enemy with his Mauser pistol, was cool and courageous but lucky to survive a bout of hand-to-hand fighting in which 22 British officers and men were killed In The River War the story of the campaign is firmly embedded in a remarkably sympathetic history of the Sudanese revolt against Egyptian rule" (ODNB); Churchill himself graphically described his account as "a tale of blood and war".
Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, signature to front board gilt, plain coated endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt.
With frontispiece and 22 maps and plans.
Light foxing to prelims otherwise a fine copy.
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