THE NATIONS: Tale of Two Empires

Winston Spencer Churchill—late Lieutenant of the 4th (the Queen's Own) Hussars, formerly of the 31st Punjab Infantry with the Malakand Field Force, the 21st Lancers with the Nile Expeditionary Force, veteran of the Battles of Omdurman and Spion Kop—was outraged. "Things are built up with great labor and are cast away with great shame and folly!", he cried in the House of Commons.

Prime Minister Attlee had just announced Britain's readiness to withdraw her troops from Egypt. Churchill's words were as powerless against the tide of history as the Queen's Own Hussars would...

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