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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 19th October, 1951: At dawn today the British forces were in control of all the key points on the Suez Canal. It was near bloodless victory with no serious British casualties and only two … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 5th June, 1975 : Eight years to the day after Egypt’s crushing defeat by Israel, the Suez Canal reopened today for international maritime traffic. Ships’ sirens sounded and thousands of Egyptians cheered at the … Continue reading

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november memories / 08

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 8th November, 1956 : On the stroke of midnight all military operations by British and French forces in the Canal Zone came to a halt. Under the United Nations terms accepted by the Allies, … Continue reading

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august memories / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th August, 1936 : The Anglo-Egyptian treaty signed today by Anthony Eden and Nahas Pasha, the Prime Minister, end the British protectorate over Egypt and secures for Britain control over the Suez Canal for … Continue reading

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november memories / 5

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 5th November, 1956 : Royal Marine Commandos brought ashore by naval helicopters are battling their way into the centre of Port Said in fierce house-to-house encounters with the Egyptian defenders. The French, watched by … Continue reading

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