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The British in Egypt.

Author: Peter Mansfield
Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1972, ©1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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British forces landed in Egypt in 1882 to put down an armed rebellion against the then-ruling Twefik Pasha, Maintain order, and, most importantly, ensure access to the Suez Canal. They stayed for three-quarters of a century. The story of their rule describes administrators and soldiers who governed a people they didn't really understand, but who unwittingly created the basis for a modern country. Lord Cromer,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Mansfield
ISBN: 0030664357 9780030664359
OCLC Number: 329407
Description: xii, 351 pages illustrations 24 cm

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British forces landed in Egypt in 1882 to put down an armed rebellion against the then-ruling Twefik Pasha, Maintain order, and, most importantly, ensure access to the Suez Canal. They stayed for three-quarters of a century. The story of their rule describes administrators and soldiers who governed a people they didn't really understand, but who unwittingly created the basis for a modern country. Lord Cromer, Chinese Gordon, Kitchener, the Mahdi, Farouk, Masser and Anthony Eden are among the men who played vital roles in this period.

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