‘A real-life experience: the Suez Crisis’ (RTL, 12 May 1961)

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On 26 July 1956, the Egyptian President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, gives an address in Alexandria during which he announces the nationalisation of the Suez Canal Company. France and the United Kingdom are opposed to this, fearing for their oil supplies, and decide to take military action to put an end to the occupation of the Canal.

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Source: Vous avez vécu cela: l'affaire de Suez / PIERRE HENRY, Henri Agogué, commentaires : Pierre Chambon.- 12 mai 1961. RTL, Paris. - (32:36, Montage, Son original).

Photo: Nationalisation du canal de Suez. Keystone, 1956. Noir et blanc.

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Photo: (c) Keystone
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Nationalisation of the Suez Canal (26 July 1956)