Extracts from Eden's radio and television broadcast to the nation about the Suez Crisis.
10 Downing Street, London.
MS. Sir Anthony Eden speaking. Opening remarks. Cut to discussion of what Britain has done so far in the crisis and what it will continue to do with the support of the Commonwealth and tells why Britain must go on in order to safeguard the supply of oil. Speaks of himself as a man of peace and supporter of the United Nations. Convinced of the rightness of the cause. Danger of appeasement. Bombing of military targets only. Need to act swiftly. UN to arrange surrender terms with Egypt. Israeli army active in Sinai and Gaza. Need for Britain to separate Egyptian and Israeli armies to end fighting and bring lasting peace to the Middle East.