SUEZ: Her Majesty's U.N. Navy

It was time for the British to pull out of the Suez again.

The second going seemed even more painful than the first last June. Determined to minimize final leavetaking, the British and French dragged their feet on Port Said's waterfront, and overstayed their appointed departure time by at least two days. Bit by grudging bit, they inched back from the canal highway, from the airfield, from the battered city itself, until at last they had handed over all authority to the Swedes, Danes and Norwegians of the U.N. Expeditionary Force. Then the...

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