The Wagh el-Birket
: وجه البركة) was, into the first half of the 20th century, the entertainment district (or red-light district
) of Cairo
. It features prominently in several novels by Naguib Mahfouz
, particularly his Cairo Trilogy
Later, during the Second World War, the British military set up brothels run by the Royal Army Medical Corps.
- The Battle of Alamein: Turning Point, World War II by John Bierman and Colin Smith (2002)