18 December 1914

Three Scandinavian kings at Malmo in December 1914. Image in public domain.

Three Scandinavian kings at Malmo in December 1914. Image in public domain.

In view of the state of war arising out of the action of Turkey, Egypt is placed under the protection of His Majesty and will henceforth constitute a British Protectorate. The suzerainty of Turkey over Egypt is thus terminated and His Majesty’s Government will adopt all measures necessary for the defence of Egypt and the protection of its inhabitants and interests.

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This entry was posted on December 18th, 2014.