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The Press and the Suez Crisis: A Myth Re-Examined

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 February 2009

Ralph Negrine
City of London Polytechnic


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2 Ibid. p. 435.

3 Ibid. p. 438.

4 Ibid. p. 435.

5 Ibid. p. 436.

6 Ibid. p. 438.

7 Ibid. p. 438.

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11 Parmentier, ‘British press’, p. 438.

12 The Observer, 5 Aug. 1956. Dates of newspapers henceforth refer to 1956.

13 The Observer, 5 Aug.

14 The Manchester Guardian, 14 Aug.

15 The New Statesman, 18 Aug.

16 F. Williams, ‘Fleet Street notebook’, The New Statesman, 25 Aug.

17 The Manchester Guardian, quoted in Williams, The New Statesman, 8 Aug.

18 F. Williams, The New Statesman, 8 Sept.

19 The Sunday Times, 9 Sept.

20 The Daily Mirror, 12 Sept.

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