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Buildings damaged by the bombardment of Port Said, November 1956

Photograph, Suez Crisis (1956).

Prior to their amphibious assault on Port Said on 6 November 1956, the Anglo-French task force offshore targeted Egyptian batteries and gun emplacements, but the town of Port Said also sustained much damage. Royal Marine Commandos, supported by tanks, then went ashore by landing craft. In the fighting that followed Port Said sustained more destruction as the Egyptians attempted to stop the Allied drive down the Suez Canal.

From album of 60 photographs compiled by an officer of The Glider Pilot Regiment, possibly Capt R E Pink, during Operation Musketeer, Nov-Dec 1956.

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NAM. 1990-08-4-30


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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