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Old 19th October 2017, 11:24 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Ibrahiim al Balooshi
The Mahdi situation is extremely interesting not least in the big battle at Omdurman where the tribal infantry of the Mahdi forces ran into a wall of lead from the new British machine guns...and the massed gunfire of the Martini Henry. It was amazing that the flags they were waving were believed to protect them from harm as were the clothes they wore and probably the talisman effect of their
profusely decorated weapons.

... and of course the 8,000 British troops were armed with the magazine fed Lee Metford rifle ..
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