Sudan War

/sudæn ˈwɔ/ (say soohdan 'waw)

noun
an armed action in the Sudan beginning in the early 1880s when the British-backed Egyptian regime there unsuccessfully attempted to crush an indigenous rebellion led by Mohammed Ahmed (the Mahdi); in 1884 the British general Charles Gordon, sent to assist, was besieged in Khartoum which had been taken by the Mahdi's forces; a British expeditionary force, sent to rescue him and continue action against the rebellion, was joined by members of the NSW Contingent after Gordon was killed in January 1885; the campaign was abandoned in May 1885.
Also, Sudan campaign.
In March 1885 about 770 soldiers sailed from Sydney for Suakin, on the Red Sea, to join the British expeditionary force, following the offer of the acting premier of NSW, William Dalley, to send a contingent to help avenge Gordon's death. The British government accepted, declining later offers from other colonies. The men were the first volunteers sent by a self-governing colony to an imperial war. They saw little action: three soldiers and a war correspondent were wounded slightly; eight men died of illness. Dalley's gesture aroused much public enthusiasm, and some opposition, led by Sir Henry Parkes.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sudan — Republic of Sudan (englisch) جمهورية السودان (arabisch) Dschumhūriyyat as Sūdān (Umschrift) Republik Sudan …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • War rape — describes rape committed by soldiers, other combatants or civilians during armed conflict or war. Rape in the course of war dates back to antiquity, ancient enough to have been mentioned in the Bible. During war and armed conflict rape is… …   Wikipedia

  • Sudan Liberation Movement/Army — Sudan Liberation Movement Participant in Darfur conflict Active 2002–present Leaders …   Wikipedia

  • Sudan–United States relations — Sudan United States relations are bilateral relations between Sudan and the United States. History The United States and Sudan shared warm friendly relations between January 1, 1956 and June 29, 1989, but currently relations between the two… …   Wikipedia

  • Sudan Liberal Party — is a social Liberal Party in Sudan, founded in 2003 by young Sudanese activists. It held its first congress in 2006. CampaignsSince it was established in September 2003, SLP has been one of the most active forces in Sudan struggling against the… …   Wikipedia

  • War against Islam — (also War on Islam, or Attack on Islam) is a critical term used to describe a perceived campaign to harm, weaken or even annihilate the religion of Islam, using military, economic, social and cultural means. The campaign is alleged to be waged by …   Wikipedia

  • Sudân — (Beled es S., »Land der Schwarzen«, Nigritien), der Teil des Binnenlandes von Nordafrika (s. Karten »Ägypten« und »Guinea«), der vom 5.° nördl. Br. im W. bis zum 14.°, im O. bis zum 22.° nördl. Br. reicht, zwischen Sahara, Libyscher und Nubischer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sudan Football Association — Gründung 1936 FIFA Beitritt 1948 CAF Beitritt 1957 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • War in Vietnam (1945–1946) — War in Vietnam (1945 1946) Part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War A Japanese off …   Wikipedia

  • War on Terrorism casualties — War on Terrorism casualties: Casualties of United States and campaign allies KilledMilitary and para military casualties onlyAfghanistan and Iraq fronts*United States: 4,774 killed, 1 POW/MIA, 11 ex POW/MIA [http://icasualties.org/oif/ Iraq… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.