Battle of Omdurman

Let’s talk about imperialism for a bit. Winston Churchill’s story of the Battle of Omdurman is very complex, so
try to not get bogged down with the narrative details. Rather, examine the text for his descriptions of the
combattants. What are the characteristics and behaviors of the British (mostly officers and NCOs)? The
Egyptian troops commanded by the British? The Dervishes? Why, according to Winston, does this battle end
as it does? What is his opinion, when all is said and done, of the Dervishes?

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