February 01, 2009
Postage Stamps of the Yellow Fleet
In June of 1967, a convoy of 14 freighters was underway in the Suez Canal, northbound, when war broke out between Israel and Egypt. The canal was officially closed and the ships had to anchor in the Great Bitter Lake. Within three days it became clear that the canal was going to be blockaded for an indefinite amont of time due to the deliberate sinking of vessels. The hostilities entered history books as the Six-Day-War. For the ships it meant almost eight years of forced isolation, imprisoned in the Great Bitter Lake.
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Bauhaus architecture in Israel
Arabic versions of packaging of some consumer products. Taken 1/09 in Dubai
Un-related: An organizer from pre-communist Russia (1918)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Stories from the Middle East Here
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Thanks for the Great Bitter Lake Postal link & story. Amazing & quirky history!
Posted by: Penelope at Feb 4, 2009 12:14:36 PM