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Cairo in the War - 1939-45

English · Paperback

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For troops in the desert, Cairo meant fleshpots or brass hats. For well-connected officers, it meant polo at the Gezira Club and drinks at Shepheard's. For the irregular warriors, Cairo was a city to throw legendary parties before the next mission behind enemy lines. For countless refugees, it was a stopping place in the long struggle home. The political scene was dominated by the British Ambassador Sir Miles Lampson. In February 1942 he surrounded the Abdin Palace with tanks and attempted to depose King Farouk. Five months later it looked as if the British would be thrown out of Egypt for good. Rommel's forces were only sixty miles from Alexandria - but the Germans were pushed back and Cairo life went on. Meanwhile, in the Egyptian Army, a handful of young officers were thinking dangerous thoughts.

Product details

Authors Artemis Cooper
Publisher John Murray
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.10.2013
EAN 9781848548848
ISBN 978-1-84854-884-8
No. of pages 400
Dimensions 132 mm x 198 mm x 27 mm
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History > 20th century (up to 1945)
Humanities, art, music > History > Regional and national histories

HISTORY / Middle East / Egypt (see also Ancient / Egypt), Egypt, Second World War, Middle Eastern history, Warfare and defence, Modern warfare, c 1940 to c 1949

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