Battle of Umm Diwaykarat

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Battle of Umm Diwaykarat

Postby Mark » 24 Dec 2015 22:09

Does anyone know where I can find a detailed account of the Battle of Umm Diwaykarat?

I am also looking for any eyewitness accounts of the action.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Battle of Umm Diwaykarat

Postby Mark A. Reid » 25 Dec 2015 17:28

Merry Christmas,Mark:

I'm sure Wingate has left a good description of the " battle " as he was present and I seem to recall another account in " Sudan Notes and Records " but will have to look through my notes. Must away to open yet more presents ( sigh! ) More anon.

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Re: Battle of Umm Diwaykarat

Postby Mark A. Reid » 25 Dec 2015 19:40

Hello again;

No luck in my copies of " Sudan Notes & Records " but then Umm Diwaykarat is a bit beyond my field of interest. I would suggest;

1) Contacting the University of Durham who have a complete run of the journal.
2) Read Wingate's after-action report, possibly available on-line, for probably the best and most balanced overview.
3) Contact the Royal Marine's Museum in Eastney as three RMA NCO's received the DCM or bar for manning the Maxims at the action and they may have left behind diaries, letters, etc.

Good luck!

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Re: Battle of Umm Diwaykarat

Postby Mark » 28 Dec 2015 13:50

Thanks, Mark. I have found Wingate's despatch of 25 November 1899 which provides some details and should be a good starting point. I will look into your other suggestions also :)

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