Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of England during some of the most important moments in history. In 1953 Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature. While still an officer in the British army, Winston Churchill wrote this account of the conquest in the Sudan. Lord Kitchener led the British forces and Muhammad Ahmad led the Islamic Jihadists. Ahmad wanted to conquer Egypt and drive the non-Muslim infidels out so that things would be ready for the second coming of Mahdi.