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GENERAL GORDON OF KHARTOUM, AT LONDON AND ABERDEEN

GENERAL GORDON OF KHARTOUM, AT LONDON AND ABERDEEN

Few memories have remained as fresh as that of General Gordon, slain at Khartoum in 1885 by the Mahdi's fanatical troops, after a defence of the town that ranks among the most heroic and most tragic deeds of history. The statue to him in Trafalgar Square (left) was executed by the late Sir Hamo Thornycroft, R.A., and has a noble background in the facade of the National Gallery. That at Aberdeen (right) stands just outside the College founded in 1750 by Robert Gordon. The sculptor of this fine portrait bronze was T. S. Burnett, A.R.S.A.

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