ABC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1975
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(Studio) Most visible evidence that Egypt expects peace with Israel is reopened Suez Canal and return of Egyptians to live there, but Egypt also prepared if peace doesn't occur.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Sinai) If peace doesn't work out, Sadat gambling that Egyptian soldiers and pilots won't be caught unprepared for war as in 1967. Egypt's bases, planes well camouflaged; pilots highly trained; 1973 war helped restore morale and self-esteem of Egyptian Air Force. In Sinai, Sadat gambling on army to protect Sinai front. [Egyptian defense minister Abdel Ghany EL-GAMASY - says Egyptian forces have mission to defend canal and residents surrounding canal; sooner or later Egypt's land will be liberated.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
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