|<-- See earlier|
||During the second fight
||Looting after battle
||Close to zeriba [fence constructed of thorn-bushes]
||Is he moving?
||[During the battle]
||The Sirdar leaving the battlefield with his own flag, and the Khalifa's black banner carried in rear
||The first batch of prisoners leaving battlefield
||Prisoners passing the 'Mihrab', the Khalifa's prayer house
||Within the open air mosque enclosure
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||The Grenadiers during the fight
||2 Sep. 1898 (The photograph is stuck on to an album page entitled 'September 2nd, 6.0 a.m.'.)
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76 x 76 mm. View looking over the heads of the soldiers, past the protective thorn zariba and towards the battlefield. The fact that nothing can be seen of the enemy indicates how little chance the Dervishes had against modern weapons of getting close enough to make their numbers and courage tell. The second bombardment of the town had begun at daybreak. At 6 am scouts reported that the enemy were advancing and at 6.50 am the 32nd Field Battery opened fire at a range of 2700 yards on the Dervishes. The Dervishes retreated at around 8 am leaving some 2000 dead on the battlefield.
For an account of the battle see: Sandes, E. W. C. (1937), The Royal Engineers in Egypt and the Sudan, Chatham : Institution of Royal Engineers.
For similar images see Y3042C/112 and 113.
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