Khedive Ismail's Army
||Dunn, John P.|
|Series title:||Cass Military Studies|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $54.95|
| Book Description: |
Khedive Ismail's Army examines military failure in the age of imperialism.
On paper, the mid-nineteenth century Egyptian army seems a formidable regional power. It had a tradition of success, modern weapons, and mercenary officers with experience in major wars. Egypt's ruler, Khedive Ismail, hoped to combine the imported technology and brains with native manpower, and establish an Egyptian dominated Horn of Africa. His soldiers did conquer parts of the Sudan, but they...