UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC: Never So Neutral

Miracles have been achieved Due to Gamal's determination. —The Aswan High Dam Song

On the great day, radios all over Egypt blared the new hit tune. At Aswan itself, 430 miles upstream from Cairo, thousands of white-robed fellahin flocked along the Nile's reddish-granite brink. Two trainloads of newsmen arrived from Cairo.

Then, in the presence of Morocco's visiting King Mohammed V, Soviet Power Station Minister Ignaty Novikov, Cuba's Foreign Minister Raul Roa, and scores of other dignitaries, including the American and British charges d'affaires. President Gamal Nasser yanked the switch that exploded...

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