Suez: Britain‚àö√Øs End of Empire in the Middle East
On 26 July 1956, the British Empire received a blow from which it could never recover, when President Gamal Abdul Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal Company, one of the gems of Britain‚àö√Øs imperial portfolio. Britain, France, and Israel subsequently colluded in attacking Egypt, ostensibly‚àö√´in the case of Britain and France‚àö√´to protect the Suez Canal but in reality in an attempt to depose Nasser. The US opposition to this scheme forced an ignominious withdrawal, leaving Nasser triumphant and marking a decisive end to Britain‚àö√Øs 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 and the end of empire.
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