Sinkat and Tokar.
On the 23rd of December General Valentine Baker, followed by about 2500 men, gendarmerie, blacks, Sudanese and Turks, with 10 British officers, arrived at Suakin to prepare for the relief of Sinkat and Tokar.
Public opinion in England was strongly O,~~iam~ impressed by the fact that the Egyptian garrisons of batEles of Tokar and Sinkat were perishing within striking dis- El Teb and Lance of the Red Sea littoral.
News of the fall of Sinkat, where the starving larrison, under Tewfik Bey, made a gallant sortie and was cul~
The first attempt at intervention General in the affairs of the Sudan was made too late to save Sinkat and Tokar.