Stunning Photographs of Egypt's July 23 Revolution
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution

Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution

Jacob Miller - August 22, 2018

Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
A waving, shouting crowd demonstrates against Great Britain in Cairo on Oct. 23, 1951, as tension continued to mount in the dispute between Egypt and Britain over control of the Suez Canal and Sudan. Police used tear gas to disperse Cairo mobs and fired into other crowds in Alexandria. (Photo: AP)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
Egyptian Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser waves to a crowd of people as he stands in an open car moving through the streets of Cairo, Egypt on June 19, 1956. Nasser announced at a rally in Republican Square that martial law in Egypt is ended, that the revolution council which has ruled Egypt since King Farouk was deposed is dissolved, that Egypt’s new constitution will be ratified and that a new president will be elected. (AP)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
Egyptians crowd the tops of telegraph poles in Cairo, Egypt on Oct. 1, 1970, for a grandstand view of President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s funeral procession. (AP)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
British bren-gun carriers occupy a commanding position during the search for guerrillas in the sniper-ridden southwest section of Ismalia, Egypt, Jan. 19, 1952, after an outbreak of violence in the area, during which two soldiers and a nun were killed, and nine other soldiers were injured (AP)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
Egyptian army tanks and field guns are drawn up in front of the royal Abdin Palace, in Cairo, on July 26, 1952. Appointed Premier Ali Maher Pasha issued an ultimatum to King Farouk I, forcing the Egyptian monarch to abdicate. (AP)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
Egyptian feminist Doria Shafik (L) meets 08 August 1952 with Egyptian Chief Army Commander General Naguib in unlocated place. Doria Shafik (1908-1975), an Egyptian feminist, poet, publisher, and political activist, participated in one of her country’s most explosive periods of social and political transformation. During the ’40s she burst onto the public stage in Egypt, openly challenging every social, cultural, and legal barrier that she viewed as oppressive to the full equality of women. As the founder of the Daughters of the Nile Union in 1948, she catalyzed a movement that fought for suffrage and set up programs to combat illiteracy, provide economic opportunities for lower-class urban women, and raise the consciousness of middle-class university students (AFP)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
A large crowd storms into the Ministry Council Headquarters 28 March 1954 in Cairo, during a demonstration supporting the revolutionary regime (AFP)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
Founding members of Egypt’s Free Officers movement and its Revolution Leadership Council (Photo- Al-Ahram)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
General Mohamed Naguib with members of the Free Officers, including Khaled Mohi El-Din. ahram
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
Gamal Abdel Nasser, who plotted the overthrow of King Farouk (File photo- AFP)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
A view of Ras el-Tin Palace in Alexandria, where Farouk fled when the Free Officers seized the city (Photo courtesy of Ahmed Kamel: egyptianroyalty.net)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
This still, taken from a 1950’s Egyptian film, depicts Farouk leaving Ras el-Tin palace upon his abdication (Photo courtesy of Ahmed Kamel: egyptianroyalty.net)
Stunning Photographs of Egypt’s July 23 Revolution
The leaders of the coup, Mohammed Naguib (left) and Gamal Abdel Nasser (right) in a Cadillac. Wikipedia

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