EGYPT: Spinks Incident

From the British naval base on the Island of Malta two British battleships steamed last week to Alexandria and a third to Port Said. This show of British strength in two principal ports of Egypt was made because Premier Sarwat Pasha had presented to the British High Commissioner to Egypt, Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, a recommendation.

This document, virtually a petition, asked permission to place the Egyptian Army under an Egyptian Commander-in-Chief. Should this be done the office of Sirdar* would be taken from its present British incumbent, Major General Charlton Watson...

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