Gamal Abdel Nasser Photos

Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt was born in 1918 and died in 1970. Nasser was a key figure in the recent history of the Middle East and played a very important role in the Suez crisis in 1956. Nasser has been described as the first head of an Arab nation that defied what was perceived as Western domination of the Middle East. Nasser is a highly revered figure in Egypt and the Arab world.

Nasser was born in Alexandria in January 1918. At age fifteen, he took part in anti-British. Those who protested also targeted members of the royal family who was believed tacitly supported Britain still maintained the power of Egypt by his co-ownership of the Suez Canal. It was felt by some that the royal family was prepared to accept that. As no attempt was made by the British to weaken the power of the family in Egypt itself in 1935, Nasser was wounded in the head by the British during an anti-British . In 1938, Nasser graduated from the Royal Military Academy and joined the Egyptian army. In the army, Nasser continued his anti-British.