CAIRO, Oct. 10 (SEE) – If you had a look at the photo, the man who wears Zamalek’s t-shirt will attract your sight and you would be interested in knowing the story behind this photo.
The picture that was taken in 1972 before October War 1973 included a group of Egyptian soldiers who trained for the war in Ismailia governorate. The man who wore the white t-shirt was called Yehia Ahmed Hassanein, a sergeant at the Egyptian army.
Hassanein partook in October War in 1973 and destroyed more than 10 Israeli tanks alone.
Another amazing fact is that Hassanein supported Al Ahly Club but he wore Zamalek’s t-shirt as a kind of unlearning intolerance and raise the morale of the soldiers.
The photo was taken by Ibrahim Abdel Aal, a soldier who damaged 18 Israeli tanks himself.
Abdel Aal was allowed to take photographs of his fellows. The photos aren’t allowed to be publicly published but after passage of 20 years, according to the military laws.
All of these soldiers were affiliated to one battalion “Fahd 35” led by Major General Abdel Gaber Ahmed Ali, who wore the white cap in the photo.