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Lord Kitchener: his impact on 20th Century Warfare

Britain was in its zenith in the Edwardian period. The British controlled the world’s greatest empire. Both the army and navy were enormous. British grandeur and greatness were universally acknowledged. The Scramble for Africa was ‘won’ by Britain with other … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill, Victorian Warrior and Author at the battle of Omdurman, 1898

“…on the other side bullets were shearing through flesh, smashing and splintering bone; blood spouted through terrible wounds; valient men were struggling on through a hell of whistling metal, exploding shells and spurting dust- suffering, despairing, dying.” Winston Churchill The … Continue reading

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The Battle of Omdurman, 2nd September 1898

“…the sacred Black banner of the Khalifa floated high and remarkable.” (Winston S. Churchill*) European countries had very sophisticated armies, war industries and logistical understanding of warfare: war was a profession for Europeans. European wars were intensely competitive as witnessed by … Continue reading

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