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The War of Attrition Along the Suez Canal
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1969A

By Cummings, 'The Daily Express', January 2, 1969

1969B

By Papas, 'The Guardian', January 3, 1969

1969C

By Horner, 'The New Statesman', January 3, 1969

Old Testament (Revised Version) - 'it shall be a legion of eyes for an eye, a host of teeth for a tooth; and be ye not circumspect whose eyes, whose teeth .....!'

Depicted: Moshe Dayan, Abba Eban.

1969E

By Belsky, 'The Sun', January 6, 1969

1969D

By Trog, 'The Daily Mail', January 10, 1969

News: 9 Jan: Reports of a nuclear bomb held by Israel were doubted. (The Times Index, Jan-Feb 1969)

1969F

By McLachian, 'The Sunday Mirror', February 2, 1969

News (28th Jan) Jewish spies were executed in Iraq.
News (30th Jan) There was the threat of further hangings as more trials were announced in Iraq. (The Times Index, Jan-Feb 1969)

1969G

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', February 18, 1969

News: British servicemen likely to be posted to the Middle East were told to cut off any Marks and Spencer labels from their shirts and underwear.

1969I

By Franklin, 'The Daily Mirror', February 18, 1969

British troops head out to Kuwait.

1969H

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', February 20, 1969

News (19th Feb) Palestinian terrorists attacked an El Al aircraft at Zurich airport. (The Times Index, Jan-Feb 1969)

1969J

By Papas, 'The Guardian', February 26, 1969

1969K

By Cummings, 'The Sunday Express', March 9, 1969

1969L

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', March 12, 1969

An undeclared war of attrition was fought between Egypt and Israel along the Suez Canal.

1969M

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', April 1, 1969

News (31st March) BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) pilots went on strike. (The Times Index, March-April 1969)

1969N

By Gibbard, 'The Guardian', April 12, 1969

Peace overture or a Trojan horse?

1969O

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', June 18, 1969

Courtesy of Omar Khayyam.

1969P

By Oliphant, 'The Evening Standard', August 4, 1969

1969Q

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', August 26, 1969

News: 22 August: Jerusalem: Al Aqsa mosque fire: Arabs blame Jews for fire; Israeli cabinet call special meeting; commission of enquiry to be held; call for Islamic summit meeting. (The Times Page 4 col c)
News: 23 August: Jerusalem: Al Aqsa mosque fire: Australian charged; troops fire on Arab demonstrators. (The Times Page 1 col b)
News: 25 August: Jerusalem: Al Aqsa mosque fire: King Faisal orders forces to stand by for holy war; Israel deny accusations of arson. (The Times Page 4 col a)

1969R

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', August 28, 1969

News: 26 August: Arab-Israeli conflict: time bomb explodes in London office. (The Times Page 1)

1969S

By Cummings, 'The Daily Express', August 31, 1969

1969T

By Cookson, 'The Evening News', September 1969

Brian Stead was a fictitious character in a BBC Television series titled "Mogul'. (Renamed 'The Troubleshooters')

1696U

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', September 19, 1969

1969V

By Mac, 'The Daily Sketch', September 19, 1969

1969W

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', October 31, 1969

Libya military junta deposes King Idris in a coup led by Muammar Gaddafi.

1969X

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', November 3, 1969

Israeli troops delight as PLO and Lebanese forces pound each other.

1969Y

By David Langdon, 'The Sunday Mirror', December 1, 1969

France slaped an embargo on 50 Mirage jets that Israel had purchased.

1969Z

By Gibbard, 'The Guardian', December 29, 1969

5 Israeli Gunboats escape from Cherbourg under an umbrella of darkness on Christmas Eve.

1969AA

By Jak, 'The Evening Standard', December 30, 1969