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Egypt on the brink in 1942

Professor David Reynolds tells the story of how Miles Lampson, British Ambassador to Egypt in 1942, used tanks to quell a nationalist rising against British rule. David Reynolds explains how the British Empire was under pressure not just from radical politicians like Stafford Cripps at home, but from nationalists abroad who were cheering on Britain's enemy, Germany. This is the background to Rommel's campaign in North Africa and ultimately the Battle of El Alamein.

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