Captain Jean-Baptiste Marchand

Captain Jean-Baptiste Marchand made a daring bid to seize the Upper Nile for France. But his attempt came to grief at Fashoda in 1898. Confronted by Kitchener's victorious army, he retired gracefully from the little Sudanese town and returned home to be awarded the coveted Legion of Honour.

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