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On 29 October 1956, Israeli forces invaded Egypt, beginning the
Suez Crisis. Britain deployed paratroopers on 5 November, however it emerged that the invasion had been pre-planned so that Britain could retake the canal, which Egypt had nationalised.

Author: British Pathé

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