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A surprise to themselves

Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896
At center, a Mahdi soldier and a Chinese soldier gloat over recent victories. On the left, the British army is routed by Mahdi forces in the Sudan, and on the right, the French army is routed by Chinese forces in "Tonquin" (i.e., Tonkin or North Vietnam). Caption: El Mahdi and John Chinaman - "Great Scott! What terrible fellows we are!"
International relations, Battles, Soldiers, Triumph, Great Britain, France, China, Sudan, Vietnam (Republic)
Theodore Roosevelt Center
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
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