THE EGYPTIAN WAR 1882

The Moonlight Charge at Kassassin Lock 28th August

General Graham had to secure the Lock and its precious contents – drinking water – without which Wolseley’s campaigns against Arabi Pasha had no hope of succeeding.

Graham was out-numbered five to one and was being hard pressed by the Egyptians. As darkness fell, the Household Cavalry including squadrons from the Horse Guards and the 1st Life Guards led by Lieutenant-General Sir Drury Curzon Drury-Lowe GCB (of AZW Battle of Ulundi fame) attacked by moonlight, the famous Moonlight Charge. The Egyptian Army fled the field.

The defence line in the pictures, is being held by Bedouin and Berber Arabs, allies of Arabi Pasha, they are
under the joint command of an Egyptian Officer and Berber Sheriff (Chief)

The successful charge opened the route to Tel EL-Kebir, more on that battle another day











1ST LIFE GUARDS

Set# DE19C 1ST LIFE GUARDS - OFFICER
Set# DE19D 1ST LIFE GUARDS - TRUMPETER
Set# DE19G 1ST LIFE GUARDS - FLAG BEARER
Set# DE19E 1ST LIFE GUARDS - SERGEANT
Set# DE19B 1ST LIFE GUARDS - TROOPER with carbine
Set# DE19A 1ST LIFE GUARDS - TROOPER pointing with sword
Set# DE19 1ST LIFE GUARDS - TROOPER charging with drawn sword

DEFENDERS

Set# TEK8 BEDOUIN and BERBERS

Set# DE22 EGYPTIANS

Cheers

Martyn