Monday, 31 October 2016

Suez Crisis 60th anniversary - find out the facts with our recommended links

60th anniversary of the Suez Crisis -
Professor Nigel Ashton (LSE) explores parallels between Anthony Eden’s handling of the 1956 Suez Crisis and Tony Blair’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq in a useful article from the Conversation.

Here are some useful starting points for finding out more.
The Imperial War Museum has an introductory article on What was the Suez Crisis? 
Vernon Bogdanor CBE Gresham College lecture  on Suez

UK National Archives holds government papers and correspondence relating to decisions of the British government. Search the discovery catalogue for the full listing. Examples of primary source documents online include: papers from the Cabinet Office
Cabinet Secretaries notebooks.
Public information films.
Getty Images (remember to check copyright)

Bodleian Library has an online exhibition- this has exampples from their modern political papers to provide an 'insider's viewpoint' of Suez from politicians, diplomats, civil servants and leading public figures.

French perspectives - Service historique de la Défense
 Foreign Relations of the United States documents
United Nations acounts of the UNEF peacekeeping mission.
Pathe News reels of events.

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