Suez, 1956: A Personal Account - Selwyn LloydJonathan Cape, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, ½" nick at the tail of the spine. Boards slightly faded and rubbed at the edges. Top edges of text block dusty.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. At 5 p.m. on 29 October, 1956, Israeli tanks stormed into Egypt. The objective was a lightning dash across the heavily fortified Sinai Desert to raise the Egyptian blockade of their only port on the Red Sea and deny Colonel Nasser time in which to build up his Russian armoury and carry out his repeated threat to annihilate the State of Israel. Writing with incisive clarity and fair-mindedness and after thorough research among the records, Selwyn Lloyd recounts the mounting tension of events; the prevarication of the Americans, the diplomatic manoeuvring of the French, the efforts to reach a peaceful settlement, the growing determination at home and abroad to take action, and military action if necessary, to stop Nasser.