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The Suez crisis, 1956

By: Varble, Derek

Part of the Essential histories series
1841764183 / 9781841764184
Stock expected by 22/11/2019
25 cm 95 p. : ill. (some col.)
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In July 1956 the Egyptian President, Gamal Nasser, nationalized the Suez Canal, causing immediate concern to Britain and France.

They already opposed Nasser and were worried at the threat to maritime traffic in the Canal.This work traces the course of subsequent events.

Together with Israel, Britain and France hatched a plot to occupy the Canal Zone and overthrow Nasser.

Israel atacked Sinai, and Britain and France launched offensives throughout Egypt, but strategic failures overshadowed tactical success.

Finally, Britain, France, and Israel bowed to international pressure and withdrew, leaving the Suez Canal, and Egypt, firmly in the hands of President Nasser.


1HBES Suez canal, 3JJPG c 1945 to c 1960, HBJH African history, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, JWKT Military tactics

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