Sunday, 7 September 2014

Btitish Embassy in Iraq Pillaged (1958)

Daily Mail dated Tuesday July 15th 1958 and 
Daily Express dated July 26th 1958
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The July 14th 1958 Revolution in Iraq resulted in the overthrow of the Hashemite monarchy established by King Faisal I in 1921 under the auspices of the British. King Faisal II, Crown Prince Abd al-Ilah and Prime Minister Nuri as-Said were all assassinated during the coup.Mobs of rioters and looters targeted foreign installations including the British Embassy which was burned. The Defence Attache was killed.
The revolutionaries established the Republic of Iraq as an Arab nationalist and socialist one-party state.

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