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1st Battalion Grenadier Guards awaiting the Dervish attack, 1898-09-01

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3042C/102

Scope and Contents

81 x 83 mm. Showing lines of men seated on the ground awaiting the start of the Battle of Omdurman. In fact they were not to see action that day. At midday a bombardment of Omdurman was commenced and the rest of the day was spent making preparations for the expected Dervish attack the following dawn.


  • 1898-09-01

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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Related Materials

For similar images see Y3042C/103-108. For images on the bombardment of Omdurman see Y3042C/150-159. For images of the Dervish attack see Y3042C/109-113.



Date information

DateText: The photograph is stuck on to an album page entitled 'September 1st, 3.0 p.m.'..

Finding aid date

2003-11-11 17:05:00+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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