The Other Side Of The Suez, Egypt 1956: An Illegal War Based On Suspect Intelligence, BBC 4/History Channel Production

Fear of dwindling oil supplies, a strategy of regime change, by-passing the U.N, and war based on suspect intelligence. Iraq 2003? No, Egypt 1956.

Britain invades an Arab nation to overthrow a dangerous dictator. The Prime Minister predicts that a grateful population will welcome British troops with open arms. But he is wrong.

The Arabs fight their invaders. The Prime Minister is condemned at home and abroad.

His true motives for war are revealed, his intelligence information is dodgy, he may even have lied to Parliament. He resigns, his achievements forgotten, his reputation forever associated with just one word: Suez.”

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