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10550930 625701367545791 2102830211256375704 nThe clash of cultures and religions in Sudan, in the latter half of the 19th Century, was vividly seen in the conflict between the English Christian General Charles Gordon (or Gordon Pasha as he is remembered) and the Arab Muslim Mahdi Mohammed Ahmed ibn Abdullah. Their contrasting legacies continue to influence Sudan to this day.

 

Resourceful and Aggressive Engineer

Charles Gordon, whose life and death was destined to have such a great impact upon the history of Sudan, was born in England in 1833, the fourth son of a Royal Artillery officer who rose to be a lieutenant-general. Charles was described as a resourceful and aggressive youngster with a keen eye and fiery temper for injustice. At 16 he entered the Military Academy and at 19 began his training for the Royal Engineers, an elite professional corps in the 19th Century. It was the engineers who carried out reconnaissance work, led storming parties, demolished obstacles in assaults, carried out rear-guard actions in retreats and other hazardous tasks.

 

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Britain and Germany - The Best of Enemies PDF Print E-mail

August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of what became known as the First World War.

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The Best of Friends
Even before February 1840, when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert, Britain and Germany enjoyed the closest of ties in friendship, marriage, Faith and culture.


Allies in War
Historically British and German soldiers were the staunchest of allies. The great Battle of Waterloo in 1815, was won by the alliance of 

 

British and German troops under the Duke of Wellington and Marshall Blücher, against their traditional enemies the French.

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Did You Know These Facts About The First World War? PDF Print E-mail

AUGUST 2014August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of what became known as the First World War.

 

Catastrophic Watershed

1914 marked the end of the greatest century of Missions and the beginning of what proved to be the worst century of persecution. The consequences of the First World War continue to have far reaching repercussions to this present day.

 

The Great War

Contemporaries called it The Great War because it was literally greater than any war ever waged before that time. In numbers of soldiers involved, in numbers of casualties, in terms of the disastrous consequences, it was the most catastrophic event in the history of civilization.

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World War 1 Centenary

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