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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Abu Klea

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A halting-place for caravans in the Bayuda Desert, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. It is on the road from Merawi to Metemma and 20 m. N. of the Nile at the last-mentioned place. Near this spot, on the 17th of January 1885, a British force marching to the relief of General Gordon at Khartum was attacked by the Mahdists, who were repulsed. On the 19th, when the British force was nearer Metemma, the Mahdists renewed the attack, again unsuccessfully. Sir Herbert Stewart, the commander of the British force, was mortally wounded on the 19th, and among the killed on the 17th was Col. F. G. Burnaby (see Egypt, Military Operations).


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Abu Klea'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/a/abu-klea.html. 1910.

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