Suez canal in world map. 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. 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. Suez canal sea level waterway running north south across the isthmus of suez in egypt to connect the mediterranean and red seas. A roll of honour of those who lost their lives in the suez canal zone emergency 1951 1955.
The suez canal arabic. British strategic interest in egypt was captured in 1869 when the suez canal was officially opened. A natural stopover on routes to europe middle east and asia within a few miles of heavily traffic international shipping lanes in suez canal. We have regular monthly illustrated talks in the evening aimed at adults with an interest in industrial heritage and canals.
The sailing times from london to bombay were dramatically cut. But what exactly happened then and. 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.