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Collection Details


Collection Name: Suez Oral History Project
Repository Name: Kings College, London. Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives [Repository Details]
Repository Location: London, United Kingdom
Local Identifier: GB99 KCLMA Suez OHP
URL: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/cats/suezohp/xs80-0.htm
Dates Spanned: 1956-1991
Description: Transcripts of interviews relating to the political, diplomatic and military aspects of the Suez Crisis of 1956. Eleven of the interviewees were former Foreign Office officials and diplomats, three were Private Secretaries to Sir Anthony Eden, the Prime Minister at the time of the Suez Crisis, four were from the military establishment and three were politicians (including a Cabinet member, a Conservative backbench MP and a front bench Labour MP). The interviews therefore tended to centre on diplomatic relations between the UK, the USA and the Middle East, the work of the Foreign Office during the Crisis, Eden's personality and his relationship with the Foreign Office, and the planning for operation MUSKETEER REVISE, the Anglo-French offensive in Egypt. The transcripts were later supplemented by copies of the Protocol of Sèvres (24 Oct 1956), which recorded the agreements reached between the governments of Great Britain, France and Israel during discussions held in France between 22-24 Oct 1956, on a joint politico-military response to Egypt's nationalisation of the Suez Canal.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 22
Broad Subjects: Military; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: France; Great Britain--Armed Forces; Israel-Palestine; Middle East; Oral history; Suez Canal (Egypt)--History; Suez Canal, Egypt; United Kingdom
Other Subjects: 1956 Suez Crisis
Collection Code: OHC0000974