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Looting after battle, 1898-09-02

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3042C/118

Scope and Contents

165 x 114 mm. A view showing two Egyptian soldiers looting arms and valuables from the dead dervishes on the battlefield of Omdurman. The customary Egyptian practice of looting the dead after battle was one of the many aspects of the campaign for which Kitchener was later criticised.


  • Creation: 1898-09-02


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN 1757.

Related Materials

There was also criticism in regard to the killing of wounded dervishes, see Y3042C/120.



Date information

DateText: The photograph is stuck on to an album page entitled 'September 2nd, 11.30 a.m.'..

Finding aid date

2003-11-12 10:16:01+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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