The Commonwealth and Suez: A Documentary Survey

The Commonwealth and Suez: A Documentary Survey

The Commonwealth and Suez: A Documentary Survey

The Commonwealth and Suez: A Documentary Survey

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COMMONWEALTH REACTIONS TO THE NATIONALIZATION OF THE SUEZ CANAL COMPANY

On this side of the House, we deeply deplore this highhanded and totally unjustifiable step. . . .

Mr. Hugh Gaitskell, 27 July 1956

It is best to keep our heads out of the beehive.

Mr. Johannes Strijdom, 27 July 1956

In crises of this kind we deal not merely with the issue in dispute, but we witness the upsurge and conflict of mighty forces. . . . In Asia as a whole, with its colonial memories, great resentment has been aroused [by the] military and naval movements ordered by the United Kingdom and France. . . .

Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, 8 August 1956

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