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Artist or CreatorStanley Franklin
Title or Caption"First, we'll cunningly slip the army into Tel Aviv...."
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mirror
Date04 Feb 1970
Embedded text or transcriptArabs ready for war says Nasser
Person DepictedNasser; Gamal Abdel (1918-1970)
Implied text"The Trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the city of Troy and end the conflict. In the canonical version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy, decisively ending the war. ... " [wikipedia Oct 2012]
NotesNews: 4 Feb: Kosygin sent messages to Harold Wilson, Georges Pompidou and Richard Nixon expressing Russia's concern at the growing scale of Israel bombing deep inside Egypt and of the increased fighting on the Israel-Syrian frontier. If the Arab states neighbouring Israel continued to be subjected to air attacks there was a clear warning the at the Soviet Government would send the latest MiG 23 fighters to Egypt with Soviet pilots. The aim of Kosygin's message was to demonstrate striking support for the Arabs in the face of growing disillusionment and increased demands for arms and to dissuade President Nixon from sending further Phantom jets to Israel. The British reply made clear that the British Government shared the Soviet concern and wished to renew their efforts for a peaceful solution.
SubjectsArab-Israeli war 1973-1993
Armed forces
Tel Aviv
Trojan horse
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