Suez Canal Defence Monument
Ismalia, Egypt

The Suez Canal Defence Monument at Ismalia, Egypt. The monument was designed by the French, is 50 meters high, 240 meters long and used 4,700 tons of granite in the building. The monument was erected to commemorate the defence of the Canal Zone from the threat of the Turkish Army in WWI.


These photos were taken in 1946 from HMS Implacable while returning to the U. K. following World War 2.

Photos from the collection of John Stanley Wood RN courtesy of Chris Wood
Additional information for captions provided by Philip J. Heydon ISM


Page published Mar. 16, 2009