we demand that the british nation end their military presence right now
The British will do no such thing, my good sir!
I Order this canal be siezed and nationalised right away! is that clear?
so pals, you know the whole situation with the suez canal being nationalized and sieze? well i think we should do an armed assault to retake the canal
The egyptian military had been pressuring the british army to leave the canal zone
WHERE IS BRITAIN AND FRANCE?!
Supported by the soviet army and money, furious with the United States for reneging on a promise to provide funds for construction of the Aswan dam on the Nile river, Nasser ordered the Canal siezed and Nationalized.
I don't know what you three think you are doing, but if you don't stop now I will order that nuclear missiles rain down on Western Europe!!
Britain sought help from Isreal and France to take back the canal
It's time to pack it up boys!
Israel struck first on October 26,1956. Britain and France arrived two days later. Originally the three countries were supposed to strike at once.
Nikita Khruhschev, the Soviet leader, railed against the invasion and threatened to rain down nuclear missiles on Western Europe if the Israel-British-France force did not withdraw.
The threats did their work. The British and France forces withdrew by December; Israel finally bowed to U.S pressure in March 1957. In the aftermath of the Suez Crisis Britain and France found their influence on world powers weakened.