THE ARABS: Joining the Crowd

"Citizens! Britain was always sly with Egypt."

The voice was subdued, grim, with none of the usual flamboyant confidence. From his little office in ex-King Farouk's boathouse on the Nile, Gamal Abdel Nasser appealed to 22½ million Egyptians. His words carried also to an enormous Arab audience from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf, from Casablanca to Basra.

"Today we face British cunning with a single, united stand," said Nasser.

"We shall fight a bitter battle. We shall fight from village to village, from house to house, from place to place, because each one...

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