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United Nations Suez Canal Clearance Operations: 1956-’57

Need help clearing the Suez Canal? Take your problem to the United Nations! Vlado Fabry was on assignment in Egypt during the Suez Crisis, assisting with the UN clearance operations of about 30 wrecks, which began in December of 1956 and was completed in April 1957. I promised a while back to post images of the large clearance chart that Vlado saved, but now I have a very good reason to share it! It is 2 feet x 2 feet in size, beautiful to look at. Prepared in 1957 by UNSCO, drawn and traced by Roger Gammino.

I am also including this eye-opening BBC documentary about the Suez Crisis, I highly recommend it!