In 1956 Egyptian President Nasser announces the Egyptian Government will nationalise the Suez Canal although this was counter to what the Egyptian and British Government had agreed in their 1954 agreement. There was broad dismay among British Members of Parliament both Conservative and Labour. British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden plans with the French Government to take military action against the Egyptian Government, possible military operations are discussed. A biography of the French Prime Minister Guy Mollet who along with Eden takes a very hostile position towards Nasser.
To be published on Saturday 20th February