13 December 2018 06:43 AM

Armed Forces Mark 103rd Anniversary of Participation in WWI

Monday، 13 November 2017 - 02:02 PM


The Armed Forces celebrated on Sunday 12/11/2017 the 103rd anniversary of their participation in the World War I that was marked by heroic actions in defense of humanitarian principles.


Lt. General Reda Fadel, the head of the Armed Forces-affiliate military research authority, delivered the inaugural speech of the ceremony and expounded efforts of the authority in documenting Egypt's military history.


A documentary on Egypt's participation in WWI, among allied powers in Asia and Africa and the European front with 100,000 soldiers, was screened during the event.


The short film highlighted the heroism and sacrifices of Egyptian soldiers who received the Victoria Cross (VC) decoration, the highest award of the UK honors system.


Lt. General Essam Abdel Halim delivered a speech during the ceremony on behalf of General Commander of Armed Forces, Defense and military production Minister, Sedqi Sobhi.

General Abdel Halim stressed that Egyptian army has always been the shield of defending the safety and security of the nation.


A photo exhibition displaying WWI secret photos and documents from the UK and French national archives was held on the fringe of the celebration. 


Sunday's  celebration drew a number of Armed Forces commanders, military attaches, cadets along with other university students. 

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