17.1 Early in the morning of 14 July 1958, troops of the Iraqi army attacked the Royal Palace in Baghdad, overpowered the Palace Guard, and killed the young King Feisul, the Prince Regent Abdul Illah, and the entire Royal Family. Meantime other troops spread through the city, a party of eight soldiers taking over from a police guard of 24 the protection of the British embassy compound. 17.2 Since there were in the city large numbers of people who disliked the monarchy, partly for local reasons and partly encouraged by broadcasts from Cairo Radio, crowds soon came...
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