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As Philip leaves for a long tour, Elizabeth makes an upsetting discovery. Prime Minister Eden wants to strike back after Egypt seizes the Suez Canal.

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As Philip leaves for a long tour, Elizabeth makes an upsetting discovery. Prime Minister Eden wants to strike back after Egypt seizes the Suez Canal.

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The episode correctly shows Israeli Sherman tanks which were used by their troops alongside the French AMX 13 however it incorrectly shows the British using a Crusader Mk3 which in reality had been withdrawn from service over a decade earlier, the British forces actually used the Centurion tank. See more »

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The Suez Crisis
8 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

While a bit slow at times, this sets the foundation for Season 2. We have two major plot elements here. The first is the boredom and disdain of Phillip and his indiscretions leading to stress on the marriage. Elizabeth talks about the things that happen to him as being forced by the Crown. That is, once she became Queen, she has actually lost power in her personal life. Elizabeth makes a discovery that devastates her. Meanwhile, Phillip is off on a long junket. The second element involves the Suez Canal blockaded by Nasser of Egypt, putting a stranglehold on the oil supplies of the Mideast. This forces England to entertain the possibility of a military intervention. Anthony Eden is Prime Minister and has no real solutions because the United Nations will not enter into things and this leaves them at the Mercy of the Arab world. Of course, the British Empire as they knew it was beginning to implode. I was in elementary school when Elizabeth was crowned and when the Suez Canal crisis led the news every night.


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