Gamal Abdel Nasser

Nasser, Gamal Abdel

Staatspräsident von Ägypten (1918–1970). Albumblatt mit eigenh. U. O. O. u. D. 1 S. Gr.-8vo.
$ 91 / 80 € (26032)

Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918–1970), Staatspräsident von Ägypten. Albumblatt mit e. U. O. O. u. D. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. – Auf einem alt montiertem Portrait (Zeitungsausschnitt); die Unterschrift schwach lesbar.

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Nasser, Gamal Abdel

President of Egypt (1918-1970). Typed letter signed ("Gamal Nasser"). Cairo. 4to. 1 page.
$ 5,117 / 4.500 € (72985/BN47230)

To Neel Goldblatt of Goldblatt Brothers Inc. in Chicago: "With pleasure, I received your letter and with pleasure I send you back the stamps with my signature on each although I never think of myself as a great person in this world. The only truth in my person is that I am fighting with all my patriots to live as free people in a free country in the free democratic world. We Egyptians believe that this is a very justified demand. Unfortunately the Britishers do not agree with us and wish we live as slaves under their domination.

Our fight, now, is to force the British to understand our case and evacuate the Canal zone and thus gain our friendship instead of our hatere[d]. To realize our aim, we are ready to sacrifice our lives. This is one side of a small picture of myself and you can find, Dear Sir, that there is no greatness in it but there is truth, faith and hope [...]". - Signed as General Secretary on a letterhead printed in Arabic. The addressee was a Polish-American-Jewish collector and member of the Goldblatt family that owned Goldblatt Bros. department stores in the Midwest headquartered in Cicago. A typed English heading states that our letter was written in Cairo's "Liberation Rally / Republic Square", Tahrir Square, also the center of the demonstrations of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, a critical part of the Arab spring..

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