Egypt festered ominously last week. With mobs continuing to scream "Down with England!" the combined British Navy and Air Force, concentrated in & off Alexandria's matchless harbor, staged a "midnight attack" with British battle planes thundering overhead.

In Cairo, under strongest British pressure accompanied by a $100,000 British loan, the Egyptian Cabinet appropriated $470,000 for rush work on a strategic railway designed to improve defense against a possible invasion of Egypt by Italian forces from Libya. Bloodshed of this sort was being taken for granted in British garrisons throughout Egypt and the...

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