EGYPT: War & Death

Before the jampacked Chamber of Deputies in Cairo's Parliament building rose Egypt's Premier Dr. Ahmed Maher Pasha. Five years ago he had urged Egypt to declare war on the Axis. Now he read the royal declaration of war he had drafted (at the behest of the Big Three—see INTERNATIONAL) with King Farouk. Then the portly, fun-loving Premier stepped briskly to the waiting Senate to read it.

In the pillared Pharaonic Hall a group of young men saluted respectfully. The Premier paused to shake hands. Suddenly a youth in a black shirt and red...

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