Historical Context

Peter Barkley

Since we didn't have a definite time period that Tony was in Egypt, we assume that he went during the 1960s. During that time Gamal Abdel Nasser was the leader of Egypt. He modernized and reformed Egypt. It was a Golden age for the film, poetry, television, radio, literature, and much more. "In 1956-1957, 25,000 Jews – almost half of the Jewish population of Egypt – were expelled from the country. Another 1,000 were imprisoned. (By 1972 the remainder had also been expelled.)" - History of Egypt under Gamal Abdel Nasser, Wikipedia