The Denshawai Incident

The Denshawai Incident helped galvanise nationalist aspirations in Egypt at the expense of the British. This particular photograph shows a muslim imam preceding a peasant preparing to mount the gallows to die for the manslaughter of a British officer during a pigeon shoot jn June, 1906, Three other peasants were also hanged and 40 were flogged - a vicious reprisal that long rankled with Egyptians.

The Road to Suez

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by Stephen Luscombe