The Sirdar and the Khalifa examines Kitchener's campaign to re-conquer the Sudan and avenge the death of General Gordon: a war that began in 1896 and ended two years later with the epic Battle of Omdurman. The true story of the Omdurman campaign is a classic tale of British soldiers battling a fanatical enemy in the harsh terrain of the desert.
Mark Simner has been interested in British military history since childhood, having widely read and researched the period of 1700 to 1945. In 2007 he setup the incredibly successful Victorian Wars Forum, which was followed by the equally popular Napoleonic Wars Forum in 2011. His first book, 'An Illustrated Introduction to the Battle of Waterloo', was published in May 2015, and he has since written a number of other titles and articles.