The Suez Crisis 1956 by Derek VarbleThe Suez Crisis 1956 by Derek Varble

The Suez Crisis 1956

byDerek Varble, Varble

Paperback | March 11, 2003

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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.
Derek Varble read Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford, receiving the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 2000. His thesis analyzed Anglo-American Cold War strategy in the Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf. He also has degrees from George Washington University (Master of Arts, 1995) and the United States Air Force Academy (Bachelor o...
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Title:The Suez Crisis 1956Format:PaperbackPublished:March 11, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841764183

ISBN - 13:9781841764184

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