How useful are these two sources as evidence of Egyptian public opinion during the suez crisis?

Source B is a photograph, which was taken during the Suez crisis of the Egyptian leader whilst he is surrounded by people encouraging him and they hoist him above their shoulders and take their hats of to him showing their praise. This photograph is intended to portray Nasser as a popular figure and that the people approved with his plans.

But the dependability of this source can be questioned because this could be part of the fierce propaganda campaign that Nasser directed against Britain because we are not informed about which newspaper the photograph appeared in and also there is only a diminutive amount of people in the photograph and this could indicate the Nasser was only accepted by a minority of his countries populace. It also could be that this particular photograph could have been taken during some other occasion were the matter of argument was about something completely dissimilar to this and nothing to do with the crisis.

This could be one of the reasons why the placard in the photograph is very distorted and not observable enough to reveal what it says or illustrates. But since the individuals are holding Nasser up in their arms could give you an idea about his recognition and popularity and the people are heartening him with their arms raised. The photograph is not very persuasive that the individuals are praising Nasser but it doesn't verify he is a despised character.

Lastly the picture could have appeared anywhere and also it doesn't enlighten us about the photographer of this specific photograph. Source C is depiction drawn by an Egyptian cartoonist following the Suez Canal was nationalised. We perceive an Egyptian sailor and Sir Anthony Eden, who was the British prime minister at the time, drawn comically. It is intended to make a mockery of Eden portraying his anxiety and desperation and the Egyptian nation may have realised this and distinguish that Eden was vulnerable and feeble.

Also it illustrates the Egyptian sailor to be amused by Eden's foolishness and joyful because the Canal was nationalised and this could have symbolised the belief and attitude of the Egyptian general public. It additionally proves to them that if Eden took any action against Egypt he would harm himself more than he could possibly injure them if Nasser's plans were acknowledged, consequently this may have encouraged the citizens of Egypt to back Nasser.

But like Source B the dependability of source C can be questioned because the illustrated sketch could have just been drawn by any Egyptian cartoonist and obviously he backed Nasser but it doesn't specify if he has an opinion reminiscent of the other populace of Egypt. Furthermore the Source gives no indication that it appeared in any municipal document such as a newspaper and also it doesn't inform us about where or in which nation did this sketch appear, Egypt or Britain.

Even though the picture makes a ridicule of Eden it doesn't demonstrate that people liked Nasser in addition and this may possibly have merely been used in the propaganda campaign that Nasser compiled against the British prime minister and his country. Consequently the sources are not very trustworthy or reliable but do provide us with a modest explanation of the public attitude but to a certain magnitude but equally do show that Nasser's strategy was acknowledged by the Egyptian population.