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Our Collection of Painted Metal

Lt. Winston Churchill, Omdurman, Sudan, 1898
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Lt. Winston Churchill, Omdurman, Sudan, 1898 (1 painted metal figure) History Works/Del Prado | HWIBCW017 $13.00

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Our Collection of Painted Metal 54mm (1/32nd - about 2 1/4 inches high)

Churchill was so much more than a prime minister. As a young man in 1894 he graduated Sandhurst Military Academy and became a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. In 1895 he served as a war correspondent, covering the Cuban War of Independence. In 1896 he was posted to Bombay and in 1897 to the Northwest Frontier, where he served in the Mohmamd Campaign until 1898. While in the thick of the fighting he wrote articles for newspapers and after the campaign he wrote a book on the topic, his first, "The Story of the Malakand Field Force."

Transferred to Egypt in 1898 he was assigned to the 21st Lancers, and served in the Sudan Campaign. During the Battle of Omdurman, he and his unit participated in what has come to be regarded as the last great cavalry charge in which the British Army participated. The uniform he wore at that time is the one in which the figure being offered is dressed. During the campaign he was a newspaper correspondent, and after the war he wrote one of his most famous works, "The River War," which makes a great read for those interested in the Sudan Campaign.

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