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text: one-sheet proclamation, headed "JOURNAL OFFICIEL DU GOUVERNEMENT ÉGYPTIEN, No 170", dated 18 December 1914 - "Numéro extraordinaire".
Text in English and French. English text as follows - "His Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs gives notice that, in
view of the state of war arising out of the action of Turkey, Egypt is placed under the protection of His Majesty and will henceforth
constitute a British Protectorate. The Suzerainty of Turkey over Egypt is thus terminated, and His Majesty's Government will adopt all
measures for the defence of Egypt, and protect its inhabitants and interests. Cairo, December 18, 1914"