The Suez Crisis 1956

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The Suez Crisis 1956

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In July 1956 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 book traces the course of subsequent events. Together with Israel, Britain and France hatched a plot to occupy the Canal Zone and overthrow Nasser. Israel attacked Sinai, and Britain and France launched offensives throughout Egypt, but strategic failures overshasdowed 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.

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Published 25 Mar 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841764184
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 14 col
Dimensions 248 x 170 mm
Series Essential Histories
Short code ESS 49
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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