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The rise of nationalism and the desire to shake off colonial rule in both Egypt and Sudan was such that by the early 1950’s Britain was ceded independence to both countries.In 1954 the governments of Egypt and Britain signed a treaty guaranteeing Sudan independence on 1 January 1956.An independent Sudan soon removed both the statues of Gordon and Kitchener and placed them in temporary storage.In answer to a question about the statues in the House of Commons in December 1958, the Minister replied. ”Her Majesty's Government have accepted the offer of the Sudan Government to present the statues of General Gordon and Lord Kitchener to them and the statues will be brought to the United Kingdom in duecourse. Where they will eventually be placed is being considered.” 

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