The 1956 Suez Crisis and the end of the British Empire
Israel Invades Egypt - Britain Acts (1956)
29th October 1956: Israel invades Egypt in the Suez Crisis
Why is the Suez Canal a big deal? Explained in 60 secs - BBC News
The Suez Crisis, or the Second Arab–Israeli war, also called the Tripartite Aggression in the Arab world and Sinai War in Israel,
was an invasion of Egypt in late 1956 by Israel, followed by the United Kingdom and France. The aims were to regain control of the Suez Canal for the Western powers and to remove Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, who had just nationalised the canal. After the fighting had started, political pressure from the United States, the Soviet Union and the United Nations led to a withdrawal by the three invaders. The episode humiliated the United Kingdom and France and strengthened Nasser.
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