British-Israeli Perspectives on the Suez Canal Crisis, Sinai Campaign of 1956
The question of the Sinai Campaign and the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956 is still close enough to contemporary history that not all the documents pertaining to it are available for public view. Some of the participants a:re still in public life and unwilling to reveal. special knowledge they have of the events that transpired that summer and fall of 1956. But it is still possible to speculate, as have various historians before now, as to what actually transpired. I am not so much interested in what happened at Serves, as in how Sevres came about. I have been lucky enough, in researching this paper, to spend time in Israel, talking with participants of the Sinai Campaign. Through these talks I was able to get a feel for the mood of Israel in 1956, as well as for how the Israeli soldier reacted to Britain and France and to their own leaders.