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Morsi grants Sadat & El-Shazli highest medal for October War 'victory'

President Anwar Sadat and his chief of staff Saad El-Shazli awarded Egypt's highest honour for their conduct during 1973 October War

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 Oct 2012
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Anwar El-Sadat (Photo: Reuters)
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President Mohamed Morsi has granted former president Anwar Sadat and his chief of staff Saad El-Shazli the Nile Medal of Honour, Egypt's highest award, for their conduct during the 1973 War with Israel.

The medals were presented to relatives of the two men at the presidential palace in Heliopolis on Wednesday.

Sadat was also granted an additional medal of honour for his role during the war.

President Morsi is set to attend a military parade on Saturday to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the 1973 War, commonly known as the 6 October War or the Yom Kippur War.

Morsi is scheduled to meet with members of the Egyptian armed forces on Thursday at the defence ministry.

The Nile Medal was recently granted to former leader of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and defence minister, Hussein Tantawi, and former chief of staff Sami Anan, after President Morsi had forced them to retire in early August.  

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lost sailor
07-10-2012 01:56pm
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Honor the real hero once and for all
Unfortunately, Morsi as well as the majority of Egyptians still do not seem to know the full truth about the war. 35 years of cover ups, lies and disinformation has left most Egyptian ignorant to its own history. I highly suggest that you read 'The Crossing of the Suez' by General El Shazli. There is a ring of truth in his work, his character and the great accomplishments of Egyptian soldiers story. 35 years later, in which 5 years were spent in exile, 2 years of false imprisonment, and stripped of his pension and medals of honors, It's an insult to one of Egypt's greatest hero's to honor him with the ex-president that threw the war, and refused to listen to his patriotic generals after his litany of blunders. To give him an additional award and not Shazli only adds insult to injury to any person that knows such truths
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Paul Russak
06-10-2012 09:42am
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War of 1973 - President Anwar Sadat
I still have high regard for the late President Anwar Sadat, a man of enormous courage and ceativity, for which he paid for his life, taken by religious fanatics. However, I still have not come to terms with the Egyptian claim to have won the 1973 War (Yom Kippur War). The Israelis division under General Sharon was only a few dozen Kilometers outside Cairo, Egypts 3rd army was surrounded. Only through the intervention of the US-government did Israel withdraw, in order, maybe, for President Sadat not to lose face. It is, however, totally false for Egypt to claim victory, not fitting facts and reality at all. I understand, that this "victory" is still celebrated in Egypt for internal political reasons, but honesty demands to point this out. I wish the Egyptian people a great future, peace and economic development, based on education, creativity and responsibility for its own actions as well as peace with all its neighbors. The people of Egypt deserve no less.
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Aladdin, Egypt
04-10-2012 03:12pm
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We all are Heros
We accomplished the Mission Impossible and broke enemy back in 6 hrs. World war colleges are teaching the breakup of the most formidible Israel's defense line. Sadat gave Gaza to Israel as poison bait. LOL.
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ostro
08-10-2012 04:55am
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Are you kidding?
Are you kidding? Egypt's 3rd Army was facing annilhilation, which the US prevented by getting Israel to withdraw. I am not an American and do not generally approve of the US's foreign policy in the middle east. But fair is fair, and bullshit is bullshit, no matter how you slice it.

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