Suez: Britain's End of Empire in the Middle East by Keith KyleSuez: Britain's End of Empire in the Middle East by Keith Kyle

Suez: Britain's End of Empire in the Middle East

byKeith Kyle

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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On July 26, 1956, the British Empire received a blow from which it would never recover. On this day, Egypt's President Gamal Abdul Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal Company, one of the gems of Britain's imperial portfolio. It was to be a fateful day for Britain as a world power. Britain, France and Israel subsequently colluded in attacking Egypt, ostensibly -- in the case of Britain and France -- to protect the Suez Canal but in reality in an attempt to depose Nasser. The U.S. opposition to this scheme forced an ignominious withdrawal, leaving Nasser triumphant and marking a decisive end to Britain's imperial era.

In this, the seminal work on the Suez Crisis, Keith Kyle draws on a wealth of documentary evidence to tell this fascinating political, military and diplomatic story. Including new introductory material, this revised edition of a classic work will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the twentieth century, military history and the end of empire.

Keith Kyle (1925-2007) worked as a journalist, broadcaster, author and scholar throughout the world over the course of his long career. Among his many publications are Whither Israel?: The Domestic Challenges (with Joel Peters), The Politics of the Independence of Kenya and his autobiography Keith Kyle: Reporting the World. He remaine...
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Title:Suez: Britain's End of Empire in the Middle EastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9.43 × 6.38 × 2.13 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:I.B. TaurisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Swing-Door of the British Empire * A Jewish State * Eden and Nasser * Arms and the Dam * Turning Against Nasser * Code-Word 'De Lesseps' * Plotting Nasser’s Downfall * A Matter of Timetables * Musketeer * The First London Conference * Keightley in Command * The Birth of the SCUA * Musketeer Revise * The Israeli Factor * Taking it to the UN * Two Frenchmen at Chequers * Sèvres, Conference of Collusion * A Parachute Drop at the Mitla * Ultimatum * The Die is Cast * World Opinion Speaks * France’s War * Slow March to Suez * The Empire Strikes Back. Phase I: 5 November 1956 * The Empire Strikes Back. Phase II: 6 November 1956 * Picking up the Pieces * Forced to Quit * Last Stands and New Doctrines * The End of the Suez Conflict * Suez 1991-2001 * Epilogue * Appendices * Notes * Bibliography * Index

Editorial Reviews

"... a superb account ... that rare thing: a compelling read that will also serve to define the context for all future scholarship on the subject" --  The Economist"... the definite work on the subject ... easily surpasses all earlier accounts" -- Anthony Howard, TLS"... has the quality of making everything that has come before ... look like a pamphlet off the top of a partisan's head" -- Roy Jenkins, The Sunday Times"Keith Kyle draws on a wealth of documentary evidence...to tell this fascinating, political, military and diplomatic story." --  Middle East ‘Books in Brief’