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 NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

10th May, 1901 : At the start of the South African winter, Lord Kitchener, in supreme command for six months, has a force of 240,000 men, one third mounted, to deal with the enemy’s mounted strength estimated at 44,000. Kitchener gains immense popularity for his reconquest of the Sudan, though in South Africa he is grappling with a resourceful and elusive adversary whose commanders repeatedly avoid capture.

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