Britain and Suez: The Lion's Last Roar
Manchester University Press, 1996 - Egypt - 139 pages
The Suez War in 1956 marked the end of the British Empire, with the government of Anthony Eden forced into a ceasefire as it tried to seize the Suez Canal and overthrow the Egyptian government. Historians since have tried to understand the causes of the war and the reasons for British failure.
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The telling of the tale
Seeds of conflict
Turning against Nasser
The influence of personality
The OMEGA discussions
The stakes are raised
The dance of diplomacy
From collusion to war
Anatomy of a failure
The downfall of Anthony Eden and the revival of the AngloAmerican alliance
Guide to further reading
On the brink?
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