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Royal Marine Commandos withdrawing from Suez, November 1956

Photograph, Suez Crisis (1956).

In November 1956, British and French forces invaded Egypt in collusion with Israel. This was a reaction to Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser's nationalisation of the Franco-British Suez Canal Company. The Royal Marine Commandos played a major role in the British military deployment. 40 and 42 Commando undertook amphibious landings at Port Said, while 45 Commando carried out the world's first helicopter-borne assault.

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. 1990-08-4-45


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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