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The Suez Crisis (Routledge Sources in History)

By Anthony Gorst

Routledge
Paperback (186 pages)

The Suez Crisis (Routledge Sources in History)
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This introduction to Suez covers the background to the crisis, the invasion, and its aftermath. The Suez-Crisis provides:
* key documents, as primary sources, incorporated in the text
* an extensive range of other source material, including images
* analysis of the significance of the sources discussed, and their usefulness as historical evidence
* commentary on the historical context of the crisis
* an analysis of the wider implications of the crisis, particularly for Britain

Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis--Suez and the Brink of War

By David A. Nichols

Nichols, David. A.
Released: 2012-02-14
Paperback (368 pages)

Eisenhower 1956: The President s Year of Crisis--Suez and the Brink of War
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  • Eisenhower 1956 Book
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A gripping tale of international intrigue, betrayal, and personal drama during the darkest days of the Cold War, Eisenhower 1956 is the first major book to examine the event in thirty years.

Debunking most historians’ opinion that the Suez crisis was merely a minor incident linked to the end of colonial rule in Egypt, Eisenhower 1956—drawing on hundreds of newly declassified documents—makes clear that it was the most dangerous crisis of Eisenhower’s presidency. Eisenhower used economic threats to force his British, French, and Israeli allies to withdraw from Egypt and put U.S. military forces on alert to deter Soviet intervention in the Middle East. Current U.S. policy in the region dates to the Suez crisis, when we replaced Great Britain as the guarantor of stability.

Acclaimed Eisenhower expert David Nichols masterfully weaves great personal drama—Eisenhower’s two life-threatening illnesses—with simultaneous world crises (America’s closest allies invade Egypt while the Soviets invade Hungary) and the final days of the 1956 presidential election campaign into a white-knuckle read. 

The Suez Crisis: Empire's End (Airframe Extra)

By Steve A Evans

Valiant Wings Publishing
Paperback (80 pages)

The Suez Crisis: Empire s End (Airframe Extra)
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Covers the historical background prior to the conflict and aerial operations by all sides from 28th October to the ceasefire on 7th November 1956.

  • Historical narrative by Steve A. Evans
  • Numerous period images
  • Colour profiles by Richard J Caruana
  • Specially commissioned kit builds:
    - 1/48th Meteor NF Mk 13 (Classic Airframes),
    - 1/48th N.A. P-51D (Hasegawa),
    - 1/48th Republic RF-84F Thunderstreak (Tan Model) by Steve A. Evans
    - 1/72nd Meteor F Mk 8 (Xtrakits),
    - 1/72nd Sea Hawk FGA Mk 6 (HobbyBoss),
    - 1/72nd Piper Cub (Kovozávody Prostejov) by Libor Jekl
    - 1/72nd Il-28 Beagle (Trumpeter) by Steve A. Evans

Suez: The Forgotten Invasion

By Robert Jackson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (138 pages)

Suez: The Forgotten Invasion
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In the 1950s, after the creation of the State of Israel, there was still tension between Israel and Egypt.

The British involvement in the military action to secure the Suez Canal from President Nasser of Egypt in the autumn of 1956 proved to be one of the greatest political mistakes of the century.

It led to repercussions which affected Britain’s standing as a major player in world politics. In the light of many newly released government documents, Robert Jackson wrote his 1996 book which appraised both the military campaign itself and the international backlash that it caused.

Jackson’s book asks pertinent questions which hold up sixty years after the conflict.

Why was this operation launched against the wishes of almost every senior British commander?

Why did premier Anthony Eden run such a personal crusade against Nasser?

Why was the French military so much more prepared and therefore effective, than the British?

Would Russia have risked crushing the Hungarian uprising if Suez had not been centre-stage in world affairs?

In a brief but fascinating discussion, Jackson lists the ships and aircraft which were used in the conflict, and is not shy at pointing out mistakes and errors of judgement. In a climate where politicians are still quick to rush to war, this story is essential reading.

Robert Jackson (b. 1941) is a prolific author of military and aviation history. As an active serviceman in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve he flew a wide range of aircraft, ranging from jets to gliders.

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

By Keith Kyle

Kyle Keith
Released: 2011-02-15
Paperback (704 pages)

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

Decision-Making in Great Britain During the Suez Crisis: Small Groups and a Persistent Leader

By Bertjan Verbeek

Routledge
Hardcover (208 pages)

Decision-Making in Great Britain During the Suez Crisis: Small Groups and a Persistent Leader
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This radically new work provides an innovative approach to the question of why the Suez Crisis erupted. Bertjan Verbeek here applies foreign policy analysis framework to British decision making during the crisis, providing the first full foreign policy analysis of this important event. Moreover, the book offers a new interpretation on British decision-making during the crisis. Many existing studies of Suez emphasise the role of the Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden, and often focus on the matter of collusion with Israel. This study demonstrates that small group dynamics in the institutional context of cabinet decision-making in the British political system are much more important. This study offers the possibility of determining more precisely the interrelationship between systemic constraints on states' behaviour and the actual behaviour of states under such constraints.

The Suez Crisis 1956 (Essential Histories)

By Derek Varble

OSPREY PUBLISHING
Released: 2003-03-11
Paperback (96 pages)

The Suez Crisis 1956 (Essential Histories)
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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.

Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World

By Alex Von Tunzelmann

Simon & Schuster Ltd
Paperback (480 pages)

Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World
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'This is proper history. It is illuminating to pick up this book with the twenty-first century's crises of Brexit and Iraq in mind.' Jeremy Bowen (BBC correspondent, and author of Six Days). Over sixteen extraordinary days in October and November 1956, the twin crises of Suez and Hungary pushed the world to the brink of a nuclear conflict and what many at the time were calling World War III. Blood and Sand is a revelatory new history of these dramatic events, for the first time setting both crises in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the treacherous power politics of imperialism and oil. Blood and Sandtells this story hour by hour, with a fascinating cast of characters including Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anthony Eden, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nikita Khrushchev, Christian Pineau, Imre Nagy and David Ben-Gurion. It is a tale of conspiracy and revolutions, spies and terrorists, kidnappings and assassination plots, the fall of the British Empire and the rise of American hegemony. Blood and Sand is essential to our understanding of the modern Middle East and resonates powerfully with the problems of oil control, religious fundamentalism and international unity that face the world today.

Suez: The Double War

By Roy Fullick

Pen and Sword
Released: 2006-10-02
Paperback (234 pages)

Suez: The Double War
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The events that followed President Nasser of Egypt’s nationalization of the Suez Canal on 26 July 1956 were as dramatic as they were painful to Britain’s standing in the world. The authors of this fascinating book describe the unfolding disaster in detail and explain why lack of success was almost inevitable. In military terms not only were there misunderstandings between the British and French but serious equipment shortages and outdated attitudes. Most damaging of all were the political constraints, which led to continual prevarication and affected planning and operations on the ground.

Drawing on official documents, and personal accounts of politicians and military men, the authors reveal the depths of deception that were employed to defy the UN, keep key allies (notably the USA) and Parliament in the dark and face down the service chiefs and public hostility.

The immediate consequences were national humiliation and the resignation of the Prime Minister. The lasting result was the decline of British (and French) influence in world affairs and the unchallenged supremacy of the United States.

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The Suez Crisis (War and Conflict in the Middle East)

By James W. Fiscus

Rosen Pub Group
Library Binding (64 pages)

The Suez Crisis (War and Conflict in the Middle East)
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Examines the history behind Egypt's push for control of the Suez Canal and the battle waged against Britain, France, and Israel, and includes biographical notes on leaders and a look at the effects of the crisis.

   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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