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Britain, Nasser and the Outbreak of the Six Day War

McNamara, Robert (2000) Britain, Nasser and the Outbreak of the Six Day War. Journal of Contemporary History, 35 (4). pp. 619-639. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/002200940003500406

DOI: doi:10.1177/002200940003500406


This article explores the role of Britain in the lead-up to the 1967 Middle Eastern War. It analyzes why Britain took such an active role in the initial stages and why this was scaled back to a policy of non-intervention in the end. It concludes that Britain's interests in the Middle East, which were primarily the protection of oil, the maintenance of a balance of power and the containment of Nasser, became dependent on an Israeli military victory. Intervention would have had much too high a political and economic cost. Likewise, the USA came to much the same conclusion, which was why both nations secretly welcomed the Israeli victory.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute > History
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
ID Code:19891
Deposited By: Dr Robert McNamara
Deposited On:07 Sep 2011 12:23
Last Modified:07 Sep 2011 12:23

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