Gordon in the Sudan: Fundamental Errors

Charles Townshend evaluates the judgement of General Gordon and the ill-fated British mission in the Sudan.

"This painful and dramatic end intensifies the dramatic interest of an episode in our history as an Imperial people which has had all the completeness of a Greek tragedy in its exhibition of a remorseless fate and the intensity of human passion and suffering, and with which the name of General Gordon wil be gloriously associated until the end of time"

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