In two days they reached the junction of the Atbara river with the Nile.
After the battle of Atbara, it was announced that 3000 dervishes had been killed.
Wherever the sources of the Nile might be, the Atbara was the parent of Egypt!
The Dervish army had crossed the Atbara at Hudi, and was within ten miles of the camp.
The battle of the Atbara was then won, and the order to cease firing was given.
Then at 8.25 the 'Cease fire' sounded, and the battle of the Atbara ended.
The prison doors were broken, the prisoners were released, and rejoiced in the mighty stream of the Atbara.
The British, on the other hand, could receive their supplies by camels from the Atbara fort.
Kitchener, making another night march up the Atbara river, stormed the Arab camp and took Mahmoud prisoner.
You saved my life at Atbara, and have always been faithfully devoted to me.