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In a Nutshell

What began as a feud over control of the Suez Canal led to a military debacle that Britain hoped to brush under the carpet...


What was the Suez Crisis?

With relations between the West and East on a knife’s edge during the Cold War, Britain and France secretly colluded with Israel to stage a military attack on the Suez Canal in Egypt. The aim of this ‘Tripartite Aggression’ was to bring the strategic waterway under their control.

SCREW UP AT SUEZ The Suez Canal, an artery of global trade, was closed between October 1956 and March 1957
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