Emin Pasha Relief Expedition

The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition of 1886 to 1889 was one of the last major European expeditions into the interior of Africa in the nineteenth century, ostensibly to the relief of Emin Pasha, General Charles Gordon's besieged governor of Equatoria, threatened by Mahdist forces. Led by Henry Morton Stanley, the expedition came to be both celebrated, for its ambition in crossing "darkest Africa", and notorious, for the bloodshed and death left in its wake.

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Emin Pasha Relief Expedition - References and Further Reading - Secondary Works
... Daniel Liebowitz Charles Pearson The Last Expedition Stanley's Mad Journey Through the Congo, 2005, ISBN 0-393-05903-0 Moorehead, Alan The White Nile, London, 1960, 1971 Smith, Iain R The Emin Pasha ...
Thomas Heazle Parke - Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
... Parke campaigned with Henry Morton Stanley on the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition ... This expedition lasted three years and many were saved from death by Parke's courage and medical skills ... During the expedition Parke bought a pygmy girl ...
William Grant Stairs - Career - Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
... Captain Stairs was appointed to the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition led by Henry Morton Stanley, at the time the most celebrated living explorer of Africa ... Their expedition started from Banana at the mouth of the Congo River on 19 March and ended in Bagamoyo, Tanzania on 5 December 1889 ... whom assumed they were a slave-raiding party, and the expedition killed hundreds in return ...

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