The Khalifa had posted a force of 700 Hadendoa tribesmen between the Jebel Surgham and the Omdurman road, to cover any retreat to the city.
You can go crazy on less material than anybody that ever lived.
You have nothing but a dead carcass left on your hands.
The Egyptian cavalry, the Camel Corps and the Horse Artillery moved out into the Kerreri Hills, to the north of the line.
This opinion was reflected in his own account of the battle when it was first published in 1899.
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Many more flags were carried by the army, a common motif being a white flag, with quotations from the Koran embroidered across it.
Apparently none of them can bear to think of losing the present hell entirely, they merely want the temperature cooled down a little.