Battle of Omdurman, (Sept. 2, 1898), decisive military engagement in which Anglo-Egyptian forces, under Major General Sir Herbert Kitchener (later Lord Kitchener), defeated the army of the Muslim Mahdists, led by ʿAbd Allāh, who had dominated Sudan since their capture of Khartoum in 1885.

See this section in the Battle of Atbara, the battle immediately preceding Omdurman Following the successful Battle of Atbara on 8 th April 1898, the Sirdar’s Anglo-Egyptian army went into summer quarters around Berber, to await the arrival of the substantial reinforcements that were necessary for the final advance on the Khalifa’s capital of Omdurman and Khartoum. Jun 7, 2020 - Explore pdaley53's board "Battle of Omdurman" on Pinterest. In the battle of Omdurman, the British Army faced Sudanese defenders consisting of over 52,000 poorly armed desert tribesmen dervishes; in the space of five hours the battle was over. See more ideas about Battle of omdurman, Battle, British army. The Sudanese defenders suffered many casualties, with at least 10,000 killed.