With Britain's prestige and world power severely in decline, the nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1956 gave her a chance to make one last stand. Together with France she became involved in a notorious deception surrounding the Suez. Kyle provides a full history of this sordid affair at a time when many of the same issues--Middle East struggles, oil control, superpower collusion--have been brought to the forefront by the Gulf Crisis. Maps and illustrations.
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