Ten days that shook the Commonwealth

Canada, 1957

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Episode number 1 of Series “The Commonwealth of Nations”
This is the first of a series examining the Commonwealth of Nations to see what it really is - what the bonds are that unite, and the differences that divide, this great family scattered over the face of the Earth. Edgar McInnis, president of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs and narrator of the series, discusses relationships between individual members of the Commonwealth and how these relationships withstood the strains of the Suez crisis in 1956.

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Ronald Dick

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National Film Board of Canada



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The Commonwealth of Nations

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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Developing countries

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

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War and society


Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Commonwealth of Nations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International relations

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

History → Commonwealth of Nations

History → History

History → World history - 20th century

Places → Suez Canal (Egypt)

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Short films → Short films - Canada




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