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 Suez War, 1956
Israel Army (Suez War 1956), by Adrian J. English (Orbat.com)
The Sinai War, 1956, by Ralph Zuljan (OnWar.Com)
Suez 1956: A Chronology, by Institute of Contemporary British History.
www.regiments.org /wars/20thcent/56suez.htm   (150 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Suez: End of empire
It is not easy these days to cast back 50 years to 1956.
Memories of World War II were fresh and English schoolboys were taught that Britain (England more like) had won the war.
When, therefore, Nasser announced that he was nationalising the Suez Canal Company (partly, he said, to pay for the Aswan dam that the West refused to finance) in which Britain and France had controlling interests, Eden was alarmed.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/5199392.stm   (1210 words)

 Suez Canal Crisis of 1956, Suez War – EncycloMedia.com
The Suez Canal is a maritime canal in Egypt between Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea and Suez on the Red Sea.
On October 31, 1956, British, French, and Israeli troops invaded Egypt in what would prove to be an ineffective and unpopular attempt to gain control of the Suez Canal from Egypt.
The resolution to the Suez crisis was passed and fighting came to an end seven days after it began.
www.encyclomedia.com /suez_canal.html   (611 words)

 Suez Canal - Suez Canal of Egypt - World Forgotten Wonders
Suez canal is one of the most important canal in Egypt between Port Said on Mediterranean Sea and Suez port on Red Sea.
The Suez Canal located west of the Sinai Peninsula, is a 163-km-long (101 miles) and 300-m-wide (984 ft) maritime canal in Egypt between Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea and Suez on the Red Sea.
The Suez Canal is often called the "crossroads of Europe, Africa, and Asia" because the route is used to transport goods to and from all three continents.
www.allwondersoftheworld.com /forgotten-wonders/suez-canal.html   (517 words)

The canal stretches for 120 miles from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Suez.
The nationalisation of the canal by the colonel Nasser (the new leader of Egypt during that period) on July 26th 1956 led France, UK and Israel to send a naval task force.
From July 31th 1956, the counter-attack was viewed by UK and French headquarters.
frenchnavy.free.fr /history/wars-operations/suez/suez.htm   (485 words)

  Suez War - Encyclopedia.com
Suez reconsidered: Anthony Eden's Orientalism and the Suez crisis.(Biography)
Suez Canal.October 1973.A trench with Egyptian prisoners of war captured by the Israelis along the banks of the Suez Canal.
Egyptian Prisoners of War near the Suez Canal, captured by the Israelis during the Kippur War on the 24th October 1973, waiting to be taken to a POW Camp (PAR116357)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1O48-SuezWar.html   (866 words)

 Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL): 1956 Suez War: Turning point in Middle East balance of forces
The outcome of the war elevated Nasser’s status to that of unquestioned leader of the Arab national movement.
The 1956 war was seen by wide sectors of the world as a blatant attempt to resurrect colonialism—especially in the Middle East, but also across Asia, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere.
The outcome of the war was a humiliating defeat for the aggressors, especially the British and French.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > 1956 Suez War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Suez Crisis, also known as the Suez War or Suez Campaign was a 1956 war fought on Egyptian territory.
Eden had been a staunch opponent of Neville Chamberlain's policy of appeasement and he claimed that a display of force was needed to prevent Nasser becoming another expansionist military threat, propagandising him as a sort of 'Mussolini of the Nile'.
Although Israel captured the Gaza Strip in the course of the war, the whole episode is usually regarded in Britain as an embarrassment.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/19/1956_Suez_War   (921 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Suez
Suez: the canal before the crisis: Steve Morewood looks at the the Rise and Fall of British Dominance of the Suez Canal in the years 1882 to 1954.
Suez Canal is raking in the revenues: before the US invasion of Iraq last year, Egypt's Suez Canal Authority predicted that a fully-fledged war in the Middle East would disrupt regional maritime traffic, slashing canal revenues by 10% or more.
SUEZ Marks a Milestone at the Atlantic LNG Facility in Trinidad.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Suez   (873 words)

 Suez Crisis information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On 1956 July 26, Egypt, under the leadership of President Gamal Abdel Nasser announced the nationalization of the Suez Canal Company, which operated the vital trade route to the east, and in which British banks and business held a 44% stake.
Along with Suez, the United States was also dealing with the near-simultaneous Soviet Hungary crisis, and faced the public relations embarrassment (especially in the eyes of the Third World) of criticizing the Soviet Union's military intervention there while not also criticizing its two principal European allies' actions.
During the war, Israeli armed forces captured the east bank of the canal, which subsequently became the boundary between Egypt and Israel and was therefore closed until June, 1975.
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 1956: Suez and the end of empire | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
The Suez crisis is often portrayed as Britain's last fling of the imperial dice.
In 1956, the globe was indeed still circled by British possessions and dependencies, from the Caribbean in the west to Singapore, Malaya and Hong Kong in the east.
In 1956, after all, Elvis Presley was already a star, Disneyland had been opened in California, and British theatre was in the throes of the 'kitchen sink' revolution.
politics.guardian.co.uk /politicspast/story/0,9061,451936,00.html   (1954 words)

 Six Day War, 1967 Arab-Israeli War
After the 1956 war Egypt agreed to the stationing of a UN peacekeeping force in the Sinai, U.N.E.F. (United Nations Emergency Force), to keep that border region demilitarized, and prevent guerrillas from crossing the border into Israel.
During the Six-Day War, the IAF demonstrated the crucial importance of air superiority during the course of a modern conflict.
The casualties of the war, far from Israel's anticipated heavy estimates, were quite low, with 338 soldiers lost on the Egyptian front; 300 on the Jordanian front and 141 on the Syrian front.
israelsmessiah.com /wars/israel_six_day_war.htm   (6463 words)

 Crimes Of War Project > The Book
Until 1945, an act of war in the traditional and historical sense was understood to mean any act by a State that would effectively terminate the normal international law of peacetime and activate the international law of war.
An example of modern State practice is provided by the United Kingdom, which during the Suez War of 1956 and the Falkland Islands War of 1982 strenuously denied that it was at war with, respectively, Egypt and Argentina.
The term act of aggression has to all intents and purposes subsumed the legal term act of war and made it irrelevant, although act of war is still used rhetorically by States that feel threatened.
www.crimesofwar.org /thebook/act-of-war.html   (281 words)

 1956 Suez War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Suez Crisis, also known as the Suez War, Suez Campaign orKadesh Operation was a 1956 war foughton Egyptian territory.
During World War II thearea was of strategic importance to control of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East, and Britishforces operated in the region.
Throughout 1956, conflict increased between Israel and Egypt, with Egyptian fedayeen launching frequent incursions into Israeli territory and Israel launching raids into Egyptian territory.Egypt, under the leadership of President Gamal Abdul Nasser,blockaded the Gulf of Aqaba and closed the Suez canal to Israelishipping.
www.therfcc.org /1956-suez-war-64444.html   (1210 words)

 56' War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1956 alone, as a result of this aspect of egyptian aggression, 28 Israelis were killed and 127 wounded.
The war temporarily ended the activities of the fedayeen; however, they were renewed a few years later by a loosely knit group of terrorist organizations that became know as the "palestine" "liquidation" organization (plo).
The egyptian fidayun [fedayeen; same thing, different spelling] who, during the Suez crisis, were ordered by the egyptian dictator to suspend their murderous activities in Israel, were brought back into action as soon as it seemed to abdel nasser that the crisis had passed, resulting in the wounding of 28 Israeli soldiers.
amichai.com /war/process/56war.html   (2955 words)

 Suez-Sinai War
War fought between Egypt on one side, and Israel, Britain and France on the other.
The background for the war were disputes over rights of control over the traffic passing through the Suez Canal, who was to own the canal as well as the continued clashes between Israel and Egypt that had occurred in all the years that had followed since the end of the First Palestinian War in 1949.
The war had serious impact on the moral and political strength of the nations involved.
i-cias.com /e.o/suezsinw.htm   (591 words)

 Six-Day War Summary
After the 1956 war, Egypt agreed to the stationing of a UN peacekeeping force in the Sinai, UNEF, to keep that border region demilitarized and prevent guerrillas from crossing the border into Israel.
During the Six-Day War, the IAF demonstrated the importance of air superiority during the course of a modern conflict, especially in a desert theatre of conflict.
The 1967 War also laid the foundation for future discord in the region - as on November 22 1967, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 242, the "land for peace" formula, which called for Israeli withdrawal "from territories occupied" in 1967 in return for "the termination of all claims or states of belligerency."
www.bookrags.com /Six-Day_War   (7032 words)

 Britain France Israel Egypt War 1956
Israel's victory in the 1956 War (known in Israel as the Sinai Campaign) thus afforded it a modicum of increased security by virtue of the UN presence.
The decade after the 1956 War was the most tranquil period in the nation's history.
On October 29, 1956, the Israelis struck across Sinai toward the canal and southward toward Sharm ash Shaykh to relieve the Egyptian blockade of the Gulf of Aqaba.
www.onwar.com /aced/data/sierra/sinai1956.htm   (777 words)

 Al Jazeera English - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The war was brought to an end with individual armistice agreements between Israel and the four Arab countries.
The second Arab-Israeli war, or the Suez war, broke out on 29 October 1956 when Israel, Great Britain and France staged a joint attack against Egypt, aimed at deposing the country’s charismatic leader Gamal Abd al-Nasir.
That war had also marked the launching of an Arab symbol of solidarity as demonstrated by the Arab oil boycott and the subsequent oil price hike that brought fundamental changes to the world economy.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/A5179275-0F1D-40A2-A3AB-3745424C6EFC.htm   (2373 words)

 Egypt hears echoes of 1956 Suez Crisis in Blair's Iraq war
The daily highlighted "the face humiliated by (his) lie" that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, the main British justification for launching the war to topple Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.
He was forced to resign" over the war that Britain, France and Israel launched over Nasser's nationalization of the Suez canal in 1956, the newspaper said.
In Britain, major newspapers Saturday rounded on Blair, accusing his government of using Kelly as a scapegoat and a diversion from the real question of why Iraqi weapons of mass destruction had yet to be found.
www.spacewar.com /2003/030721132419.2xaenhtg.html   (426 words)

 That was the Year that was for the Year of 1956
Following the Israeli War of Independence, the British, Americans and French, by mutual agreement, did not supply either the Israelis or the Arabs with significant quantities of armaments.
The arms deal, combined with continued fedayeen (armed terrorist) raids in southern Israel, convinced Israeli leaders that steps would have to be taken to alleviate the situation and that this would have to be done before Egyptian forces were able to achieve strategic predominance in the area.
On October 29, 1956, the Israeli Defense Forces attacked Egyptian forces in the Sinai.
www.joson.com /year/year_events/1956.htm   (501 words)

 Causes of the war - The Six Day War
The main cause of the Six Day War was a dramatic increase in tension between Israel and its Arab neighbours during the mid 1960s.
A war would distract people's minds from unemployment and low growth and would also bring in foreign money to boost the economy.
Strongly in favour of 1967 war with the Arabs.
www.sixdaywar.orcon.net.nz /html/causes.htm   (355 words)

 The Gulf War of 1991: Did the US Go to War for Kuwait or for Israel?
The Gulf war should be seen in the historical perspective of the various Arab-Israeli conflicts over the past 43 years, and of our national commitment to the security and economic welfare of Israel.
Until the Gulf war, the military threat to Israel has been dramatically exaggerated, as the wars of 1948-49, 1956, 1967 and 1973 well illustrate.
On October 6 the Egyptians crossed the Suez Canal in a surprise attack.
www.washington-report.org /backissues/0391/9103008.htm   (1034 words)

 Suez Canal Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are short biographies available of some of the principles involved in the 1956 Suez crisis: Khrushchev, Eisenhower, Eden and Nasser.
History of the Suez Canal is another short article, as is a student literature paper at Brown University and another short essay.
and the Suez Crisis (1995); Keith Kyle, Suez (1991); William Louis and Roger Owen, eds., Suez 1956: The Crisis and Its Consequences (1989); and Anthony Eden, The Suez Crisis of 1956 (1960).
novaonline.nvcc.vccs.edu /eli/evans/his135/Events/Suez56.htm   (907 words)

The Suez Canal represented a remnant of the colonial era -- built on the backs and with the blood of the Egyptian people it was a constant reminder of their loss of dignity.
Finally, on July 13, 1956, Dulles sent word to Nasser that the US was not able to deal with the matter, because Congress was in the middle of a pitched battle over the Dam that was threatening the entire Mutual Security Act.xxvii Nasser chose to ignore the warning and decided to press the issue.
Roger Louis, "The Tragedy of the Anglo-Egyptian Settlement of 1954," Suez 1956: The Crisis and Its Consequences, eds.
history.sandiego.edu /gen/text/suez.html   (3691 words)

 The Suez Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the signal events for the dissolution of the British Empire after the conclusion of the Second World War took place in 1956, in what is known in the West as the "Suez Crisis." Precipitated on July 26, 1956, when the Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, nationalized the Suez Canal.
Nasser emerged from the Suez Crisis a victor and a hero for the cause of naitonalism.
The Crisis marks major shift in the power relations of the western Europe, signalling the rising importance of cold war politics in international crises, and the continuing decrease of Britain's influence as a colonial and imperial power.
www.scholars.nus.edu.sg /landow/post/uk/ishiguro/rodsuez2.html   (411 words)

 Anwar El Sadat
He returned to civilian life and worked in several fields until he returned to the military life with the help of one of his friends who was connected with King Farouk at that time.
1956 Suez war and 1967 Sinai war were the two major events that shaped political life in Egypt for years to come.
Sadat was elected president of Egypt in 1970 after the sudden death of Nasser where he faced the influence of hardliners and local super power figures in the Egyptian government whom he jailed in a movement he named the correction movement on May 15th, 1971.
www.egyptgiftshop.com /modern_egypt/anwar_sadat.html   (400 words)

 The Brooklyn Rail - September 2006 - Just Another War?
But now that war is seemingly over and writing today is risky because by the time these words go to press there might be something else afoot, making current judgments outdated.
Debates center on questions of “war of choice” and on the justness of these wars, and though there is a modicum of agreement that only the Suez War and the first Lebanon War were wars of choice, that accord has been challenged again and again.
For now, that war is seemingly over and writing today is risky because by the time these words go to press there might be something else afoot, another evil, another bout of stupidity, another war.
brooklynrail.org /2006/09/express/just-another-war   (2070 words)

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The Haganah, Al-Queda, Ariel Sharon and the 1956 Suez War
Although the time span of the documentary covered the time period from Israel's birth in 1948 to the present, no mention was made of the 1956 Suez War in which Sharon played a major role.
After the most recent suicide bombing in Israel, Ariel Sharon said, "Israel does not start wars." In the 1956 war, Sharon was the paratroop commander of Brigade 202 which penetrated furthest behind Egyptian lines and helped conquer the Sinai peninsula in less than seven days.
www.leinsdorf.com /1956war.htm   (1733 words)

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