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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB99 KCLMA Suez Seminar
1957, 1996
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file, 6 audio cassette tapes


Administrative / Biographical history
The Suez Seminar was organised by Dr Michael Dockrill, Department of War Studies, King's College London, to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Suez Crisis, 1956, and held on 5 Nov 1996. The Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London, initiated an audio recording of the proceedings.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Presented to the Centre by the War Studies Department, King's College London, and Dr Henry Cowper, History Department, Napier University, Edinburgh, in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content
Audio recording of the Suez Seminar, held at King's College London, 5 Nov 1996, including three personal accounts of aspects of the Suez campaign, by Maj Gen Denis Arthur Beckett, 2nd in Command, 3 Bn, Parachute Regt in airborne landings, 5 Nov 1956, Maj Gen Nicholas Francis Vaux, 2nd Lt, 45 Commando Royal Marines, 3 Commando Bde, in helicopter-borne amphibious assault, 6 Nov 1956, and Dr Henry Cowper, lecturer in history, Napier University, Edinburgh, who served as a Corporal (on National Service), 1 Bn, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), 19 Infantry Bde in Port Said, Egypt, 14 Nov-22 Dec 1956, with subsequent questions from the audience. Also photocopies of articles relating to Suez, 1956, including detailed account relating to 1 Bn, The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), Port Said, Egypt, 1956, from The Thistle, May 1957; 'Anglo-French operations against Port Said, 1956 (Operation MUSKETEER)' by Brig Cyril Nelson Barclay, from the Army Quarterly, 1957; 'Operation MUSKETEER' by Capt Cyril Bentham Falls, from Brassey's Annual, 1957; printed 'Chronology of the Suez crisis, 1956', source unknown [1957].
System of arrangement
1 file, 6 audio cassette tapes

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction
Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.
Language/scripts of material
Finding aids
Summary guide entry available online and in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description
The Suez Oral History Project, 1989-1991, consisting of transcripts of interviews with British political, diplomatic and military figures involved at a senior level in the Suez Crisis of 1956; copies of the Protocol of Sèvres, 24 Oct 1956, recording the agreements reached between the governments of the UK, France and Israel during discussions held in France, 22-24 Oct 1956, on a joint politico-military response to Egypt's nationalisation of the Suez Canal.


Compiled Nov 1999

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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