Suez

The Double War

Roy Fullick, Geoffrey Powell

 
Date Published :
September 2006
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844153404
Pages : 234
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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Overview
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The events that followed President Nasser of Egypt’s nationalization of the Suez Canal on 26 July 1956 were as dramatic as they were painful to Britain’s standing in the world. The authors of this fascinating book describe the unfolding disaster in detail and explain why lack of success was almost inevitable. In military terms not only were there misunderstandings between the British and French but serious equipment shortages and outdated attitudes. Most damaging of all were the political constraints, which led to continual prevarication and affected planning and operations on the ground.

Drawing on official documents, and personal accounts of politicians and military men, the authors reveal the depths of deception that were employed to defy the UN, keep key allies (notably the USA) and Parliament in the dark and face down the service chiefs and public hostility.

The immediate consequences were national humiliation and the resignation of the Prime Minister. The lasting result was the decline of British (and French) influence in world affairs and the unchallenged supremacy of the United States.

About The Author
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Roy Fullick served with the Rifle Brigade during the Second World War and after. He became a member of the Parachute Regiment and served in numerous theatres including Suez. He retired as a Lt Col and has written various books including, with Geoffrey Powell, Suez - A Double War and three cookery books. He lives in North London (N10). --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Geoffrey Powell served much of the Second World War in the Parachute Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for action at Arnhem. Between 1982 and 1984 he became deputy Colonel of the Green Howards. His publications include: Men at Arnhem, Plumer: The Soldier's General, and The Kandyan Wars.John Powell retired from the Regiment in 1998. He had served as CO of the 1st Battalion in Londonderry from 1987-1989 and for the tercentenary in Catterick. He was Deputy Colonel of the Green Howards from 1996-2001, he currently lives in Hampshire

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