This substance was first used in 5-inch howitzers during the late Soudan campaign, playing a part in the bombardment of Omdurman.
As there was none he could not reveal it, so he was killed in the market-place at Omdurman.
An army of sixty thousand men was at Omdurman; and this, with Mahmud's command, would suffice to sweep away all their enemies.
Omdurman itself must also have long been a choice feeding place for them.
A few shots were fired during the night, and fires blazed on the hills to notify, to Omdurman, our precise position.
The victory of Omdurman owed much to the masterly serving of the artillery.
Khartum was deserted by his orders, and Omdurman, at first intended as a temporary camp, was made his capital.
Our object was to prevent them retiring into Omdurman or, at any rate, delay their retreat.
In the distance the enemy could be seen re-entering Omdurman in hundreds.
The Sirdar and headquarters got back to Omdurman on the 25th of September.