EGYPT: Revolutionary's Rise

The west bank of the Suez Canal, from Port Said 90 miles south to Suez, houses the mightiest military base in the Middle East. It is jammed with 37 big military installations—ten fully equipped airfields, docks, dumps, hospitals, radar stations, the world's largest ordnance depot. Building the base took the British 38 years and more than $1.5 billion. This week they will sit down in Cairo and begin negotiations for giving it all up to the Egyptians.

Facing them across the table will be Egypt's top team: Premier Mohammed Naguib, Foreign Minister Mahmoud...

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