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Operation Musketeer

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Operation Musketeer (French: Opération Mousquetaire) was the Anglo-French-Israeli plan for the invasion of Egypt to capture the Suez Canal during the Suez Crisis. Israel had the additional objective to open the Straits of Tiran.

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#41591 The ghosts of Suez
by Keith Kyle in The Guardian, 13 July 2006

#124166 Who to fight in 1956, Egypt or Israel? - Operation Musketeer versus Operation Cordage
by Eric Grove 2008

#171817 Operation Musketeer (1956)
by Wikipedia contributors in Wikipedia, retrieved 10 December 2012


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"[W]e can either go to the aid of Jordan against Israel, or we can launch Musketeer; we cannot do both."
(by Gerald Templer, 10 Oct 1956)

"For most of 1955-56, the most likely British intervention did indeed look like being in support of their ally Jordan against the secret Suez associate, Israel. Only at the last minute was a new choice of enemy made."
(by Eric Grove, 2008)

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