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Egypt: British protectorate (1914-1922)

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[Flag of Egypt, 1914]by Zeljko Heimer


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Egyptian national flag

"Technically Ottoman sovereignty over Egypt proved only a minor embarrassment when Britain and Turkey became enemies in First World War; on 18 December 1914 a formal British protectorate over Egypt was declared, followed by the deposition of the ruling khedive and the transformation of his flag into an Egyptian national flag."

Quoted from Whitney Smith [smi75c] by Nick Artimovich, 23 April 1996


The revolution of 1919

"Agitation for independence began immediately, reaching a peak in the Revolution of 1919. While the red flag with its white crescents and stars was carried by Egyptians protesting British Rule, a special banner was also seen in the streets. Its field was green and bore a crescent and cross to show that both Muslims and Coptic Christians supported the independence movement."

Quoted from Whitney Smith [smi75c] by Nick Artimovich, 23 April 1996

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