National Geographic : 1955 May
G..or e lld r. M,,,mmii 718 imagine a neurosis or hypertension surviving such a shaking up." We bought food at Malakal, seat of gov ernment for the Upper Nile Province. Forty miles downstream we landed at Kodok, a small district headquarters once known as Fashoda. Here in 1898, after a grueling march across the Congo basin, a French army officer. Maj. Jean Baptiste Marchand, led a French bid for the upper Nile. Britain Balked France in Sudan The news of Mlarchand's intrusion sent General Kitchener. fresh from his victory over the Mahdi's army at Khartoum, rac ing upstream with Scottish and Sudanese troops. Backed by this formidable escort, Kitchener informed Marchand that his claim ~PL ?""