Richard Corfield distributing arms at Burao Fort
Richard Corfield, British colonial and leader of the mounted Camel Constabulary, distributing arms to 'friendlies' in Burao Fort, Somalia just before the evacuation. Once the British withdrew, the fortifications were razed, stores and ammunition destroyed, leaving the Somali natives dangerously well equipt for inter-tribal warfare.
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Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, The Mad Mullah
Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, Somali religious and nationalist leader, nicknamed The Mad Mullah by the British. He was a Moslem fanatic, claiming to be the incarnation of Mahomet, who defied Anglo-Abyssinian attempts to capture him.
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