EGYPT: Aid to Britain

The Libyan desert was loud with the clatter of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Panzers moving eastward.

Egypt's attitude toward the war had become crucial. Egypt's Premier Mustafa El Nahas Pasha had pledged himself to the fantastic task of keeping Egypt neutral and yet supporting Britain's war effort. Last week, as the pressures of war made Egyptian "neutrality" more & more precarious, he supported Britain by jailing perhaps the best Egyptian friend of the Axis, onetime Premier Aly Maher Pasha, "for reasons relating to the safety and security of the State."

Jet-haired, twinkling, courteous Aly Maher Pasha was Premier of Egypt when...

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