1. […] As has already been mentioned in Harold Rex, the biggest political casualty of Suez was the British Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden.  It was an international humiliation that you would have thought would bring most errant nations to their knees, but Eden’s replacement, Harold Macmillan, had been as gung-ho for war as Eden himself had been, and despite the need after the war to ration fuel the Conservative government as a whole didn’t suffer particularly politically from the disaster.  What’s more, it was thought by many critics of the British Establishment that another considerable casualty of Suez was the myth of Britain’s international power and prestige, as the writer Stephen Haseler explains in his 2012 book The Grand Delusion: […]

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