By MICHAEL RICHARDS
Winston Churchill filed a dispatch after the Battle of Omdurman, where the Dervish Army of 52,000 was obliterated. His account offers us an early insight into his appreciation for a valiant foe, and the magnanimity this noble spirit expressed throughout his life.
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Winston Churchill was famed for his prescience, though of course he liked to emphasize the predictions which turned out to be right. “I always avoid prophesying beforehand,” he said in a Cairo press conference on 1 February 1943, “because it is much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.”