FORSTER, E.M. The Government of Egypt: Recommendations by a Committee of the International Section of the Labour Research Department, with Notes on Egypt by E.M. Forster. London, Labour Research Department. 1921.
8vo., original paper wrappers stapled as issued with printed paper label on upper wrapper. Upper cover expertly reattached and a little sunned on edges, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. "The following pamphlet has been written for the Labour Research Department. It states the historical, social, and political conditions of the problem which confront the Empire and Labour in Egypt." Forster was a Red Cross volunteer in Alexandria between 1915 and 1919. This pamphlet gives a historical background to the British in the area as well as describing the broken pledges of the British government and their mistreatment of Egypt. "We broke promises and made mistakes both before and during the war, but the seeds of revolution were not sown until after the Armistice had been signed with Turkey".