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Slide set: Soudan War (lecture: York & Son, 42-57 slides, 1880s)

Known references to this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introductory Slide
Slide 2
Slide 3
Slide 4
Slide 5**
General Gordon
Slide 6
Slide 7
Slide 8
Slide 9

no image available
Slide 10
Slide 11
Dervish preaching a Holy War
Slide 12
Dongola and El Obeid
Slide 13
Hicks Pasha and Staff
Slide 14
Battle of Assalia
Slide 15
Defeat of Egyptians by Rebels
Slide 16
Tribal Chiefs
Slide 17
A Parley on the Road
Slide 18
Arab Sheik and Followers
Slide 19
Reception of a Holy Sheik
Slide 20
Black Troops joining Forces
Slide 21
Fight between Arabs and Baker's Egyptian Troops
Slide 22
Stampede to the Boats
Slide 23
Blue Jackets arriving at Suakim
Slide 24
Women Weeping in the Streets of Suakim
Slide 25
The Mahdi and Zebehr Pasha
Slide 26
General Graham
Slide 27**
Graham's Force landing at Trinkitat
Slide 28
Camel Battery
Slide 29**
Second Battle of Teb
Slide 30**
Another View of the Battle
Slide 31**
The Charge of the Hussars
Slide 32
The Battlefield
Slide 33**
Relief of Tokar
Slide 34
Horses being urged through Swamps at Trinkitat
Slide 35
Battle of Tamasi
Slide 36**
Burning the Village of Tamasi
Slide 37
Gordon Deserted
Slide 38
Slide 39
The Maiensi Pass
Slide 40
A Glimpse from the Maiensi Pass
Slide 41
Slide 42
King John at home
Slide 43
The Mudir at a Review of British Troops at Dongola
Slide 44
Towing a Nuggar past the Great Cataract
Slide 45
Assiout on the Nile
Slide 46

no image available
Slide 47
Boat loaded so as to form Breastwork or Defence against Rifle Shots
Slide 48
A Reconnaissance
Slide 49
Boats for the Nile Expedition
Slide 50
Gordon's Warfare on the Nile
Slide 51
The Mudir of Dongola
Slide 52
The Camel Corps
Slide 53
A Staff Officer in full Soudan Uniform
Slide 54

no image available
Slide 55
A Steamer passing the First Gate of the Second Cataract
Slide 56
Mountain Battery -- Egyptian Army
Slide 57
Dongola men swimming across the Cataract
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other reference
Walter D. Welford and Henry Sturmey (compilers), The 'indispensable handbook' to the optical lantern: a complete cyclopaedia on the subject of optical lanterns, slides, and accessory apparatus (London: Iliffe & Son, 1888), 264

“Views of villages, pictures of Dervish preaching a Holy War, a Fight with the Arabs, the Mahdi, Zebehr Pasha, the Charge of the Hussars, King John (of Abyssinia) at home, Steamer passing the First Gate of the Second Cataract, battles, etc., are here represented.”

Lucerna ID  3004528

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 12 June 2022

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