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Egypt
Cairo Central square
The last in this trio of posts concerns another old piece that popped into my head today. I’ve just dug it out in a book of song lyrics from one of Nasser’s favourite songsters Salah Gahin. This is a stirring patriotic song about the Suez War of 1956. It’s too late at night to write in full, but...
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El Alamein new station platform, starter semaphores, track view and east signal box 2013.Courtesy BBC.
This lies about 60km from Alexandria on Line 22, the Western Desert Line to Mersa Matruh and beyond to Salloum (Line 23) and the Libyan border, and is famed for two major Second World War battles. Coordinates 30 49 29N 28 57 19E. The 1943 era station featured in a BBC documentary about the Second...
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Helwan-les-Bains station, Egypt
This is quite a long post but I think it’s important to reveal the contents of such an historic find, that I’ve just transcribed. Mr Ton Pruissen in the Netherlands was kind enough to send a 30-minute cine film made in 1953 by Mr Albert G. Nymeyer. It’s an amazing discovery. Mr Nymeyer filmed extensive trackside...
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