News of the day - January 25, 1957 - aftermath, backstory and latest on the Suez Canal dispute and other Cold War hotspots.
January 25, 2012

Nassar - Fly in the Colonial ointment.

News on this day in January 1957 had to do with the continuing Suez Canal crisis. Here, by way of the CBS Radio program Update: The Suez Canal from January 25th, is a primer on the crisis with background on the conflict going back July 1956, when the first ripples of the dispute were felt.

As of January 1957, Prime Minister Anthony Eden handed in his resignation and the United Nations had established a cease-fire and set up a peacekeeping mission, and as of January 25th establishment of U.S. Intervention in the Suez Canal.

Fascinating stuff. And if you aren't familiar with this aspect of the Middle East conflict and the emergence of Arab Nationalism throughout the region, it's almost essential listening.

What you might have been listening to on this day if you were around in 1957.

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