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Title: The Suez War
Description: London, United Kingdom, MacGibbon & Kee. 1957, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. "In October 1951, the Egyptian government unilaterally abrogated the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936, the terms of which granted Britain a lease on the Suez base for 20 years.Britain refused to withdraw from Suez relying upon its impinged treaty rights, as well as the sheer presence of the Suez garrison. The price of such a course of action was a steady escalation in increasingly violent hostility towards Britain, and British troops in Egypt, which the Egyptian authorities did little to curb. On 25 January 1952, British attempts to disarm a troublesome auxiliary police force barracks in Ismailia resulted in the deaths of 41 Egyptians. This in turn led to anti-Western riots in Cairo resulting in heavy damage to property and the deaths of several foreigners, including 11 British citizens. This proved to be a catalyst for the removal of the Egyptian monarchy. On 23 July 1952 a military coup by the 'Free Officers Movement'led by Muhammad Neguib and future Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasseroverthrew King Farouk and established an Egyptian republic." Writen by the assistant editor of New Statesman & Nation with an introduction by Aneurin Bevan. 12mo with blue bds and bright gilt title (clean) 145 pages are nice and crisp with age toning due to paper type, name to ffep. DJ slightly worn to spine ends and tips. Very Good/Very Good.

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Price: US$ 12.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 13426

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