Email Updates - Get notified each week via email of the best new documentaries      Sign Me Up!
Processing your request, Please wait....

Enjoy this Documentary? Express your views below!!

Suez: A Very British Crisis

History|29 Oct, 2012|3 Comments |
Click Stars Below to Vote!
0saves
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 3.1/5 (10 votes cast)

‘Suez: A Very British Crisis’ is a BBC Two series, depicting how the Suez crisis in the 1950s signaled the end of Britain’s history as a power that could act alone on the world stage. It uses dramatic reconstructions and interviews with participants and witnesses to the crisis. Betrayal – The first part shows how the Suez Canal in Egypt was a symbol of western dominance. As France and Britain were the major shareholders in the company that ran the canal and British troops occupied its banks, when Gamal Abdul Nasser came to power in 1954, his main objective was to remove the British from Egypt. The British Prime Minister, Anthony Eden, did not understand that the world had changed. Conspiracy – This part explains how Britain plotted with France and Israel to gain back control of the canal, when Nasser seized control of the Suez Canal. Nasser was regarded as a dictator whose claim to represent all Arabs was a direct threat to British interests in the Middle East. He was determined to make Nasser reverse his decision by force if necessary. The plan was for Israel to invade Egypt, its neighbor, allowing Britain and France to issue an ultimatum to each side to stop fighting or they would intervene to “save” the canal. War – In the final episode, Anthony Eden takes Britain to war in Suez. The invasion took place as planned. But Eden had not informed the Americans. When they found out, they were concerned about wider relations with the Arab world and refused to back the operation. Desperately short of funds and without financial support from the Americans, the British were forced to pull out of Suez by December 1956.

Suez: A Very British Crisis, 3.1 out of 5 based on 10 ratings
Subscribe via RSSPlease subscribe to our RSS feed to have new doc's delivered straight to your reader.
This Video is Tagged With:

, , ,

URL:

3 Comments

  1. limaPyclili says:

    I discovered your weblog site on google and check a couple of of your early posts. Continue to maintain up the extremely fine operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Looking for forward to reading alot more from you later on!
    Can I just say what a relief to locate a person who truly knows what theyre talking about on the net. You undoubtedly know learn how to bring an problem to light and make it vital. Far more many people need to read this and know this side of the story. I cant believe youre not alot more well-known because you surely have the gift.

    Customized NFL Jerseys

    http://jerseys205.iblogger.org/

  2. limaPyclili says:

    An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing just a little analysis on this. And he in actual fact purchased me breakfast due to the fact I identified it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and really like reading much more on this topic. If attainable, as you turn out to be expertise, would you mind updating your weblog with more details? It is actually extremely valuable for me. Huge thumb up for this weblog post!

    NFL Jerseys
    Cheap NFL Jerseys

  3. Emre says:

    Leukocyt, your comment conesufs me. Olly has always put out quality and respectable work. Why would that be bad? The fact that he’s more known should never reflect negatively on his character or his calibre. People labelled Nirvana sell-outs just because they got famous, even though they never changed their approach to music. It was unfair. Fame is a bi-product of doing good work, and if you’re doing good honest work it should never be seen as a negative. That’s just my 2 beans. It irks me when popularity sways opinion. It’s really silly.

Leave a Comment