Highlight | On October 22, 1956, a secret meeting took place at the town of Sèvres in France between representatives of Britain, France, and Israel, who drew up political and military plans to overthrow Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who had nationalized the Suez Canal. Their military campaign was later known as the Tripartite Aggression against Egypt. One week after the meeting, Israeli forces invaded the eastern side of the Suez Canal, the Sinai desert, and the Gaza Strip, giving British and French forces a pretext for joining the war on October 31, through a naval and aerial bombardment that succeeded in destroying the Egyptian air force.
The Tripartite Aggression, 1956
October 22, 2021