Khartoum Author:Alan Caillou GORDON: The most celebrated hero of Victoria's Empire. Almost singlehandedly he drove the slave traders from the Sudan. Gordon - the one man who could stop: MOHAMMED AHMED, called the MAHDI: The desert messiah sworn to lead the Arab tribesmen back to Allah, sworn to destroy the infidel in a Holy War, sworn to flood the Nile with the blood of 35,... more »000 men and women and children. KHARTOUM: The Arab city where these two giants of the century clashed... KHARTOUM...THE SCENE OF THE BLOODIEST MASSACRE IN THE HISTORY OF THE EAST!
A Holy War raged across Egypt. The Mahdi, fanatical prophet of Allah and leader of countless thousands of armed tribesman, was about to descend upon Khartoum - arsenal of Egypt, ruler of Sudan. In England Prime Minister Gladstone made a political decision: England had responsibilities in Egypt but he would not send British troops to defend the city. Instead he would sacrifice one man.
And so Gladstone sent General Charles George Gordon to Khartoum. Gordon, saviour of the Sudan, a man of righteous courage who would defy even the Prime Minister of England to rescue the people he loved, a man who had lived for them?and, if need be, would die for them?
Also a magnificent motion picture starring Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier.« less