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The Grenadiers during the fight, 1898-09-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3042C/111

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1898-09-02


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 3119.

Related Materials

For similar images see Y3042C/112 and 113.


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.



Date information

DateText: The photograph is stuck on to an album page entitled 'September 2nd, 6.0 a.m.'..

Finding aid date

2003-11-12 09:52:07+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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