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Artist or CreatorMichael Cummings
Title or CaptionGRAND OPENING CEREMONY / "And now it gives me great pleasure to close this canal, not only to British, French & Israeli ships - but to all ships that do not think Egypt the most advanced and wonderful nation in the world!"
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Express
Date11 Feb 1957
FormatArtwork
Size29.2 x 44cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptNotice - Ship's sirens must not be sounded during President Nasser's siesta Suez welcomes respectful canal users Captains must bow to Egyptian pilots
Person DepictedNasser; Gamal Abdel (1918-1970)
Dulles; John Foster (1888-1959)
NotesBoth captions are crossed out in pencil, but the second part, below the drawing is used in the newspaper cutting of it, which is pasted to the reverse. Also on reverse : Reproduced D/E P4 11/2/57 [stamped] STOCK 11 FEB 1957
SubjectsUK
Music
trees
USA
Ceremonies
Armed forces
palm trees
Transport
France
cannons
Geographical areas
medals
firearms
opening ceremonies
foreign policy
Weapons
Israel
salutes
soldiers
Suez Canal
ships
bands
Egypt
Defence
Social events
plants
Canals
Performance
artillery
Rivers
Awards
Copyright contact detailssyndication.queries@express.co.uk
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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GB/BCA/952Nasser; Gamal Abdel (1918-1970)1918-1970   
GB/BCA/311Dulles; John Foster (1888-1959)1888-1959   
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