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By Martin Woollacott

ISBN-10: 1429462647

ISBN-13: 9781429462648

ISBN-10: 1845111761

ISBN-13: 9781845111762

Fifty years after Antony Eden's fateful choice to tackle the Egyptian President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, veteran mother or father journalist Martin Woollacott brings to lifestyles the arguments, personalities and occasions surrounding the main issue, and follows its disastrous legacy. He attracts on 4 a long time of international affairs reporting to teach the way it replaced the center East, and the realm. greater than the rest Suez uncovered with brutal readability that Britain can't pursue any coverage on the earth with no the aid of the USA. Woollacott's richly attention-grabbing publication exhibits either how Suez ended in the place we're at the present time, and the way parlously Blair and Bush have did not examine its classes.

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It was equally and perhaps more important that the French army, convinced that it could use its understanding of why it had been defeated in Vietnam to achieve victory in Algeria, was bent on the same end. For the army this was an almost existential issue. ‘Everything was marvellously coherent,’ Paul Marie de la Gorce wrote, ‘Communist expansion, after its setbacks in Germany, Greece, and Korea, now found in Africa, as it already had in Asia, a huge area to manoeuvre in. The time had not yet come to set up Socialist regimes but only to smash the Western positions.

With freedom, threats simply could not arise. The first actual results of their democratic new start were disappointing to the United States.

The causes of the crisis The Suez crisis came about because Nasser would not play the Anglo-American game of carrots and sticks, the British and American governments did not know what to do in the face of this refusal, and France and Israel acted decisively to bring about a war which would otherwise not have taken place. Nasser took what London and Washington regarded as the carrots – withdrawal from the Canal Zone, the supply of some arms and the promise of aid for the High Dam – but he did not deliver what they expected in return, which was in the first instance a reduction in the propaganda directed at pro-British regimes and the Pact, and the termination of the support they believed Nasser was providing for groups trying to undermine those regimes.

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