British Forces Face Opposition in Iran and Egypt Ca. 1951Unknown - 1951
After World War II, Great Britain began to feel the effects of nationalism in its former protectorates in the Middle East. In Iran, Muhammad Mossadegh was appointed prime minister following the 1951 assassination of Ali Razmara, whom many Iranians believed was too willing to capitulate to the British. Mossadegh, on the other hand, was reluctant to let foreign powers (namely, Great Britain) control Iran's oil industry. In Egypt, nationalists had tired of Britain's presence in the Middle East and were outraged at Britain's concession of Palestine for the creation of an Israeli state. In retaliation, they seized control of the Suez Canal, in violation of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, 
Copyright Date: ©1951
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