july memories / 18

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

18th July, 1930 : The battleships Queen Elizabeth and Ramillies, each with eight 15-inch guns, are sailing for Alexandria to deal with the riots now erupting in Egypt. The Egyptian Premier, Sidky Pasha, has been told that Britain will hold him responsible for the protection of foreign lives and property. Disturbances, arising from the dismissal of the nationalist Premier, Nahas Pasha, are anti-monarchical and anti-British.

[As long as they are anti-something… It wouldn’t do to riot and rape just because you don’t feel like working.]

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