The Metal Toy Soldiers of Wm. Hocker, Proprietor


In 1882 an indigenous revolt in the Egyptian Army threatens British interests in the Suez canal. The British attack Alexandria then defeat the Egyptian Army at Tel-el-Kebir, reluctantly beginning their seventy year occupation of the country. Inherited is antagonism between Egypt and its Sudan provinces seeking independence under a fanatic Moslem Mahdi. In 1884 General Charles Gordon is sent to pacify the dervishes but becomes besieged in Khartoum. A relief column of British troops arrives just too late, and without the resources to continue the fight, leaves the Sudan to the Mahdi's successor, the Khalifa. By 1897 the Khalifa's army still threatens Egyptian outposts and a second campaign is dispatched up the Nile, this time resulting in a grand battle at Omdurman, outside Khartoum, that breaks the power of the Khalifa.

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1Royal Engineers Balloon Section
16 pieces
$620
3K.O.S.B. Maxim Gun Detachment
10 pieces
$190$171
4Naval Brigade Gatling Gun and Crew
9 pieces
$190
7Gordon Highlanders
8 pieces
$180$162
913th Bengal Lancers
9 pieces
$190
11Regimental Signals Squad
10 pieces
$190$171
13Regimental Maxim Gun Detachment
11 pieces
$250
29Cameron Highlanders
16 pieces
$360
3010th Hussars
5 pieces
$180
31Royal Berkshire Regiment
8 pieces
$180
32Naval Brigade Gardner Gun and Team
12 pieces
$280
33Hadendoa Warriors of the Sudan
8 pieces
$180$162
34Life Guards of the Heavy Camel Regiment
5 pieces
$180
35MSC(later RAMC) Camel Bearer Company
14 pieces
$300
36Sudanese Infantry
8 pieces
$150$135
37Baggara Cavalry of the Sudan
5 pieces
$190
63Drums & Fifes of the Royal West Kents
16 pieces
$360$324
66Drums & Pipes of the Seaforth Highlanders
16 pieces
$360$324
390British Infantry Marching 1890s
8 pieces
$180
391British Infantry Firing 1890s
8 pieces
$180
392British Highlanders Marching 1890s
8 pieces
$180
393British Highlanders Firing 1890s
8 pieces
$180
394Royal Artillery Gun and Crew 1890s
6 pieces
$180
395Royal Horse Artillery 1890s
13 pieces
$360$324
39621st Lancers
5 pieces
$180
397Egyptian Infantry 1882
8 pieces
$180$162
398Dervish Warriors of the Sudan 18988 pieces
$180

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