Australian Army Campaigns Series - 15
Author : Michael Tyquin
The involvement of an Australian colonial military force in Britain's Egyptian campaigns between 1883 and 1885 was very short, extending for only five months overall, including the pre-deployment phase. Consequently its influence on these campaigns was insignificant. Nevertheless, our involvement in the Sudan in 1885 is part of Australia’s military history. This book provides the context for Australia’s involvement in the Sudan, and follows operations chronologically. The call in the 1880s for jihad or ‘holy war’ by Sudanese leaders shows us that some of our current global challenges are not new.
ISBN : 9781922132994
Another book from the excellent Australian Army Campaign series. This series offers excellent value for all interested in Australian Military history. This title covers a relatively obscure episode in Australian overseas military expeditions, this supporting the Imperial efforts in the 1885 Sudan Campaign. There is a great deal of useful background detail, and it is very well illustrated with excellent maps. There are some interesting details on the naval component of the contingent, too. My 4-star rating is because I would have liked to see 1 or 2 coloured uniform plates of the contingent members? Perhaps I'm too much exposed to Osprey publications.