Beating the fundamentalists


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 179 (April 2003), p. 24-31


A century ago, the British Empire faced a Muslim fundamentalist movement in the Sudan that threatened the security of the whole region. Laying a railroad southwards, the British stood up to the Muslim warriors in the desert and won a remarkably effective victory. With lessons for today's troops in the battle against Islamic terrorism, Ian Knight tells the story of a well-executed campaign