Aired on BBC Four Wed 1 Nov, 2006
Subject: Factual; History
A look at how Britain embarked on an unpopular war against an Arab nation, which critics claimed was based on a lie, and which brought disgrace to the Prime Minister of the day. Sounds familiar This documentary examines the events of Suez 1956 through interviews with many of the Egyptian politicians, solidiers and civilians who were involved - some speaking on British television for the first time.
From dodgy intelligence dossiers to unexpected resistance from local people; from outraged public opinion to the collapse of a once popular prime minister's reputation, The Other Side of Suez is a timely reminder to politicians about the dangers of failing to learn the lessons of history.
For a more detailed docu from British perspective, you can check Suez: A Very British Crisis (BBC, 2006)
Video Bitrate: 1571 KB/s
Video Codec: XviD
Resolution: 688 x 384
Aspect Ratio: 1.79:1
Framerate: 25 FPS (88461 Frames)
Quality Factor: 0.237 B/px
Audio Bitrate: 192 KB/s (CBR)
Audio Codec: MP3
Channels: 2 Ch @ Sampling Rate: 48 kHz
Total Size: 743.89 MB (1/6th of DVD5)
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Note: This is dedicated to our PM, the bastion of Democracy, Mr Anthony Blair.