EGYPT: We Never Believed

From the moment Israeli columns plunged into Sinai, what little the outside world learned of the manner in which Gamal Abdel Nasser and his soldiers faced up to the task of defending their country came from the other side. Cairo itself was under heavy censorship. Last week, in the first interview since the Israeli attack, President Nasser gave TIME Correspondent John Mecklin the Egyptian version of what happened during the ten-day war.

In the ground-floor office of his unpretentious, concrete house on the outskirts of Cairo, Nasser, in grey slacks and open-necked white...

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