Egyptian civilians survey the burnt out ruins in Port Said, 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 a collection of photographs assembled for use in Col Robin McNish's 'Iron Division - The History of the 3rd Division', depicting the 3rd Division, 1918-1977.
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National Army Museum, London
National Army Museum, Study collection