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Egypt
Insight in Baghdad
How do you to create a coherent narrative to present complex historic trends to an audience of non-specialists? I decided to use my personal experience to illustrate them. I was invited to be the speaker at the White Cliffs U3A August meeting, and was delighted to accept. That was way back in March, but the...
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Qalyub crash 060821 Reuters
Despite the irony of there currently being almost no trains in Egypt [written 1/Sep/2013], one writer (Shima Hafni) ran a piece this week excoriating the safety record of Egyptian Railways over the past 20 years. I thought the article was worth translating and reproducing here as it had a definite anguish and certain details about...
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Cairo Central square
While I’m in an historical frame of mind, considering this week’s ousting, revolution or coup* (*depending on your standpoint), I thought I’d mention the 1919 Revolution, mostly forgotten as it’s been overshadowed by the 1952 revolution and the various wars (and now the Arab Spring). A strike by train drivers and other key railway workers...
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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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