The Egyptian Campaigns: 1882 to 1885

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Hurst and Blackett, 1900 - Egypt - 606 pages
 

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Page 270 - Soudan and on the measures which it may be advisable to take for the security of the Egyptian garrisons still holding positions in that country, and for the safety of the European population in Khartoum. You are also desired to consider and report upon the best mode of effecting the evacuation of the interior of the Soudan...
Page 271 - You are further of opinion that ' the restoration of the country should be made to the different petty Sultans who existed at the time of Mohammed Ali's conquest, and whose families still exist ;' and that an endeavour should be made to form a confederation of those Sultans.
Page 357 - I did so, it would probably end in a catastrophe before the time, in which, if full rations are given, we should have exhausted our supplies. I should be an angel (which I am not, needless to say) if I was not rabid with Her Majesty's Government...
Page 356 - I would sooner live like a Dervish with the Mahdi, than go out to dinner every night in London. I hope, if any English General comes to Khartoum, he will not ask me to dinner. Why men cannot be friends without bringing the wretched stomachs in, is astounding.
Page 253 - It should be made clear to the Egyptian Ministers and Governors of provinces, that the responsibility which for the time rests on England obliges Her Majesty's Government to insist on the adoption of the policy which they recommend, and that it will be necessary that those Ministers and Governors who do not follow this course should cease to hold their offices.
Page 356 - I dwell on the joy of never seeing Great Britain again with its horrid wearisome dinner parties and miseries. How we can put up with those things passes my imagination. It is a perfect bondage. At those dinner parties we are all in masks saying what we dolaot believe, eating'and drinking things we do not want and then abusing one another.
Page 270 - It is believed that the number of Europeans at Khartoum is very small, but it has been estimated by the local authorities that some 10,000 to 15,000 people will wish to move northwards from Khartoum only when the Egyptian garrison is withdrawn. These people are native Christians, Egyptian employes, their wives and children, &c.
Page 229 - Unless they are convinced, that we intend to- shield and foster the system we have established, it will be in vain to expect the timid politicians of the East to identify themselves with its existence.
Page 143 - Make no attempt to intercept my canal. / am there. Not a single English soldier shall disembark without being accompanied by a French soldier. / answer for everything." Arabi replied Sincere thanks. Assurances consolatory, but not sufficient under the existing circumstances. The defence of Egypt requires the temporary destruction of the canal.
Page 129 - Messieurs, la conclusion de ce qui se passe en ce moment est celle-ci : l'Europe est couverte de soldats; tout le monde attend, toutes les puissances se réservent leur liberté d'action pour l'avenir; réservez la liberté de la France.

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