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Iraq Declared Its Intention to Annex Kuwait

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1961A

By Cummings, 'The Daily Express', June 27, 1961

Depicted: John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khruschev, Harold MacMillian and Abd al-Karim Kassem.

1961B

By John Jensen, 'The Sunday Telegraph', July 2, 1961

Kassem woos Kuwait. British troops land in anticipation of an invasion by Iraq.

1961C

By Low, 'The Guardian', July 4, 1961

Arab leaders fight as 'Tommy' guards the Kuwait oil fields.

1961D

By Vicky, 'The New Statesman', July 7, 1961

. . . while Khrushchev, Mao and MacMillian eavesdrop in disguise.

1961E

By Cummings, 'The Daily Express', September 29, 1961

The political union between Egypt and Syria, known as the United Arab Republic (1958 - 1961), fell apart following a military coup in Syria.

1961F

By Vicky, 'The Evening Standard', September 29, 1961

1961G

By Cummings, 'The Sunday Express', October 1, 1961

Caption: "Before we start jumping for joy, Lord Home, remember that in Middle-Eastern politics, a politician - however unpleasant he may be - looks like a saint compared with his successor."

1961H

By Jon, 'The Daily Mail', December 27, 1961

1961_A

By Harold Maples, 'The Fort Worth Star-Telegram', December 29, 1961