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Friday, May 24, 2013

Weekend Nostalgia Video: King Farouq's Succession, Two Weddings

We're going into the three-day Memorial Day weekend here in the US; I may have a post or two later, but let's do a weekend nostalgia post in case I don't. Here are some videos of key moments in King Farouq of Egypt's life, in brief clips (apparently previews) of British newsreels (not responsible for the narrator';s commentary):

Farouq's return to Egypt from the UK after the death of his father, Fuad I, in 1936:

Farouq's marriage to Queen Farida (Safinaz Zulfiqar), January 20, 1938 (Farouq divorced Farida in 1948:

Farouq's second marriage, to Queen Narriman (Narriman Sadek,a commoner), May 6, 1951:

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