Actions against the Senussi

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Actions against the Senussi
Part of Actions in Egypt 1914-15
Date: 25 December 1915 and 23 January 1916
Location: Gebel Medwa, Egypt
Presidency: not in British India
Co-ordinates: approx 31.236°N 27.142°E
Result: Senussi defeated
British and Indians Senussi tribesmen

This event was part of the Actions in Egypt 1914-15 in the First World War


In the winter of 1915-16 the Senussi, with Geman and Turkish money and arms , invaded Egyptian soil; the garrison at Sollum was surrounded and forced to surrender. Engagements were fought at Gebel Medwa in December 1915 and January 1916 which ended the Senussi opposition.

British Indian Forces

External links

Historical books online

  • The Senussi Campaign by Lieut.-Colonel W. S. Austin, D.S.O. , pages 42-62, Chapter III, The War Effort Of New Zealand A Popular History of (a) Minor Campaigns in which New Zealanders took part… published 1923. New Zealand Electronic Text Collection Victoria University of Wellington Library.