On the third anniversary of the Six Day War with Israel, President Nasser attended prayers in Cairo to honour Egyptian war dead.
On the third anniversary of the Six Day War with Israel, President Nasser attended prayers in Cairo to honour Egyptian war dead. Tens of thousands packed the streets to cheer his passage to the ancient Sayed Azeinab Mosque.
The mood of the people was altogether different from that prevailing in the days following the June War, when President Nasser first offered to resign as leader of Egypt, then stayed on in response to popular demonstrations. Now, on the war's third anniversary there were banners among the jubilant crowds reading "Victory or Death", and a new mood of confidence prevailed.
Egyptian newspapers have recently struck a note of increased belligerence, encouraged by reports from Tel Aviv of a heavier Israeli death toll. They have praised recent Arab commando operations across the Suez Canal, and claimed that while Israeli morale was sagging, Egyptian military potential was increasing daily.