EGYPT: Eight Shots

Trying to rally enthusiasm for the Suez settlement, Egypt's young Strongman Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser faced a quarter million of his people one night last week in Alexandria's Manshiya Square. On that very spot, he said dramatically, as a schoolboy in 1930 he took part in his first anti-British demonstration, first saw authorities shoot down fellow Egyptians. "But I am alive," he cried, "participating in the freeing of my country."

Gunfire in the Square. A round-faced shock-haired man rose 40 ft. away, pointed a pistol at Nasser and began firing carefully and...

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