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

Further Reading on Suez Crisis:
Blood and Sand, Alex von Tunzelmann (Simon & Schuster, 2016)
Suez: Britain’s End of Empire in the Middle East, Keith Kyle (I.B.Tauris, 2011)
The Suez Crisis 1956, Derek Varble (Osprey, 2003)
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…
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)