Suez canal in world map. But what exactly happened then and. Suez canal sea level waterway running north south across the isthmus of suez in egypt to connect the mediterranean and red seas. British strategic interest in egypt was captured in 1869 when the suez canal was officially opened. The suez war also known by the other names of suez canal crisis and tripartite aggression was a short lived conflict that has had long standing complications for all those involved.
A natural stopover on routes to europe middle east and asia within a few miles of heavily traffic international shipping lanes in suez canal. Kna alsoys qanat as suwes is a sea level waterway in egypt connecting the mediterranean sea to the red sea through the isthmus of suez. Aerial views and plans of some camps in the suez canal zone plan of raf. The suez canal arabic.
It separates the african continent from asia and it provides the shortest maritime route between europe and the lands lying around the indian and western pacific oceans. The suez crisis or the second arabisraeli war also named the tripartite aggression in the arab world and operation kadesh or sinai war in israel was an invasion of egypt in late 1956 by israel followed by the united kingdom and france. We have regular monthly illustrated talks in the evening aimed at adults with an interest in industrial heritage and canals.