Middle East History: It Happened in July; Nasser Comes to Power in Egypt, Frightening Britain, France and Israel
Neff, Donald, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
MIDDLE EAST HISTORY: IT HAPPENED IN JULY; Nasser Comes to Power in Egypt, Frightening Britain, France and Israel
By Donald Neff
It was 44 years ago, on July 23, 1952, that corrupt King Farouk of Egypt, an Albanian on his paternal side, was overthrown by a group of young military men calling themselves the Free Officers. The next day, one of the officers, Anwar Sadat, informed the nation by radio that for the first time in two thousand years Egypt was under the rule of Egyptians. Sadat spoke in the name of General Mohammed Neguib, the revolution's titular head. In fact, the real leader was gamal Abdel Nasser. He was 34 at the time and would rule Egypt for the next 18 …
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