Sunday, 19 April 2015

The March to Magdala 1868

Zula picture:

The March to Magdala 1868:

An account of one of the most expensive British military expedition against Emperor Tedros. The Bademe War was described by the western media as the war for honour, but the British carried out wars for the sake of honour, too. The march to Magdala was to save the honor of the British Empire and intended to release the British Counsil, other British and western hostages hold by the King.  The account was written by the war correspondent, of the British Newspaper, “Standard”,  G.A. Henty.  It was during this period the first rail was laid in Eritrea  to transport heavy equipment. About 13,000 mainly Indian troops gathered an impressive array of artillery, with 3,000 horses, 16,000 mules and ponies, 5,000 oxen, 8,000 camels and 44 elephants

You can access the 475 book below:

Through the wars in the Middle East that includes the Arab Spring we have come to recognize, a number of war correspondents who have left deep impressions on us; but how did the war correspondents fare during the 1800s?

Though the article is about how war correspondents in the 1800 fared with a focus on the British Campaign against Tedros, it presents details about the expedition.

This is also the Abyssinian adventure summary:

This presents, historic images from Zula, Senafe, Addigrat, Magdala and others (during the expedition)

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