UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC: First Anniversary

"Our land, our Nasser—You are our Beloved, 0 Gamal," shrilled the marchers of Damascus as they streamed in thousands—girl scouts, militia, mullahs, mothers, cadets and kerchiefed workers—through Liberation Square and the Street Called Straight. Students shuffling under the eucalyptus leafed arches chanted in unison: "Neither internationalism nor Communism but Arab nationalism." At the municipal stadium a festive crowd roared as desert riders staged a camel race. Thus, as their hero arrived from Cairo this week with his guest and fellow neutralist, Tito of Yugoslavia, the people of Nasser's northern province (pop. 4,000,000) began celebrating the first anniversary of the...

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