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In 1956, an international crisis over control of the Suez Canal put Britain and France into direct conflict with President Nasser of Egypt, a proud Arab nationalist determined to stand up to foreign powers meddling in Egyptian affairs.

Archive film from AP Archive http://www.aparchive.com/

Further Reading on Suez Crisis:
Blood and Sand, Alex von Tunzelmann (Simon & Schuster, 2016) http://geni.us/QyoWs
Suez: Britain’s End of Empire in the Middle East, Keith Kyle (I.B.Tauris, 2011) http://geni.us/aqn6AH
The Suez Crisis 1956, Derek Varble (Osprey, 2003) http://geni.us/ANxBQEE
Suez 1956, Timothy Benson in History Today (Nov 2006)
Suez: The Canal Before the Crisis, Steve Morewood in History Today (Nov 2006)
Nasser, Suez and Arab Nationalism, Michael Scott-Baumann in History Today (Mar 2010)
The First Suez Crisis, Christopher Danziger in History Today (Sep 1982)
The Suez Crisis, by Laurie Milner, BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/…
Andrew Bacevich reviews ‘Eisenhower 1956’, London Review of Books (Vol.33 No.12)
Avi Shlaim reviews ‘Israel’s Border Wars, 1949-56’, London Review of Books (Vol.16 No.16)