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Morsi commemorates Egypt's 1973 victory with Cairo stadium speech

President Morsi to speak at 39th annniversary celebrations of 6 October War with Israel, 6pm Saturday

Ahram Online, Saturday 6 Oct 2012
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is expected to give a speech, 6pm Saturday, commemorating 39th anniversary of Egypt's military victory against Israel during the 1973 war.

The popular ceremony is scheduled to start at 3pm Saturday afternoon at Cairo Stadium, located in the capital's eastern district of Madinet Nasr.

On 6 October 1973, the Egyptian army defeated its Israeli counterpart to liberate the Sinai ‎Peninsula, which had been occupied by Israel six years earlier. Every year since, Egyptians have ‎commemorated the historic victory.

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Jon
06-10-2012 11:59pm
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"Victory"-myth construced to legitimate military dicatorship
The Egyptian military, and the civilians whom the military controlled media convinced, seem to be virtually alone in believing Egypt won the war in 1973. Militarily, the offensive largely failed, although the mere boldness of the attempt instilled some pride in Egyptians. Egypt's military dictatorship for more than 50 years used a large part of the national resources and established themselves as an aristocracy within the country. The myth of the 1973 "victory" served to legitimize the dictatorship and the Egyptian democracy is not well served with continuing the tradition of celebrating it.
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Buck Rogers
06-10-2012 07:41pm
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'Defeated'?
Did you say the Egyptian army 'defeated' the Israeli army? While Egypt may have gotten back Sinai, it was not due to a superior military - Egypt has the US to thank for calling a ceasefire when things were getting tough for her. I would hardly call that a 'defeat' for the Israelis.
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Issaac
06-10-2012 04:49pm
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NOT TRUE
It is simply not true to say that on October 6 1973 theEgyptian Army defeated the IDF. Yes we were surprised and suffered but when the war ended Israeli force were 101 km from Cairo .Egypt 3rd Army was encircled and was spared destruction only because the U.S.A forced Israel to allow supplies of food and water delivered .Read the memoires of Al Shazly!!! Read an article that appeared today at Egypt Independent!!!Journalism with integrity is not your strongest virtue.I am sure you will censure my comment.
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A.K.
08-10-2012 03:11pm
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Hi Issaac & Co
It appears the 4 comments on this news article are from people who reject that Egypt won the 1973 war, which led me to think these are all from the neighbouring country of Egypt. We have to let the history books (and those who read them) judge who won and who did not. Certainly it was a master piece from the Egyptian Army to surprise the Israelis with a military attack in Youm Kapoor. It was also a smart response and tactics from Israel IDF with very strong support from the US. The war stopped with no clear winner (I think) and this is when negociations started. The end result: Egypt and Israel are having a peace treaty which all parties respect. So could you please leave the Egyptians alone to celebrate the 6 October 1973 "victory"; you guys have many other dates to celebrate !! Note: the ONLY motivation for me to write this reply has been you saying "Journalism with integrity is not your strongest virtue. I am sure you will censure my comment". Hope you now will change your opini
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NOT TRUE
It is simply not true to say that on October 6 1973 theEgyptian Army defeated the IDF. Yes we were surprised and suffered but when the war ended Israeli force were 101 km from Cairo .Egypt 3rd Army was encircled and was spared destruction only because the U.S.A forced Israel to allow supplies of food and water delivered .Read the memoires of Al Shazly!!! Read an article that appeared today at Egypt Independent!!!Journalism with integrity is not your strongest virtue.I am sure you will censure my comment.
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