Troops aboard a landing craft bound for Port Said, 1956
Photograph, Suez Crisis (1956).
The British began their amphibious assault on Port Said on 6 November 1956. After the Anglo-French task force offshore targeted Egyptian batteries and gun emplacements, Royal Marine Commandos, supported by tanks, then went ashore by landing craft.
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
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