Suez in perspective

United Kingdom, 1957

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A statement of the events which led to the action by Britain and France to arrest hostilities in the Suez Canal/Port Said area in 1957. An account is given of the allied operation, why it was considered necessary and the care with which it was carried out.


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Central Office of Information






Black and White

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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Suez Canal (Egypt)

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War - Historical perspectives


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Middle East - Politics and government

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Egypt - History

History → France - History - 20th century

History → Great Britain - History - 20th century

History → History

History → Middle East - History

History → War - Historical perspectives

Places → Suez Canal (Egypt)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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