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Omdurman


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Town in central Sudan which came to prominence when the mahdi, a religious leader who led a holy war against the Egyptian government, made it his capital in 1885. In 1898 an Anglo‐Egyptian army led by Sir Herbert Kitchener advanced into the Sudan. Early in September the battle for Omdurman took place and the army of the mahdi was completely destroyed.

Subjects: British History.


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