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Gamed in 15mm another 44 photos of the battle in the main gallery on the website.
British: 3,342 infantry, gunners and sappers, 864 cavalry and 28 guns. The size of the Mahdist army is unknown but was probably in the region of 8,000 tribesmen and defected Egyptian troops. Osman Digna’s Mahdist army had, at the Battle of El Teb, lost many of the rifles and guns captured from the Khedive’s Egyptian troops. Following El Teb more Sudanese tribesmen joined his army to fight the infidel British. These new recruits carried their traditional weapons of spears, swords and knives. The British knew that the next battle would be fought, not with long range rifle and gun fire, but in the traditional Sudanese manner of charges on foot armed with these weapons
British Regiments: 10th Hussars 19th Hussars Mounted Infantry Royal Artillery with six 7 pounders, ten mountain guns and four 9 centimetre Krupp guns. Naval Brigade; 162 men with two 9 pounders, six Gatlings and Gardiner guns. 1st Battalion Black Watch 3rd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment Royal Marine Light Infantry Royal Engineers