Suez Canal Defense Monument
Ismailia, Egypt

The Suez Canal Defense Monument at Ismailia, 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 defense of the Canal Zone from the threat of the Turkish Army in the Great War.
Photo from the Able Seaman Kenneth Lord, R.N. Collection
Courtesy of Lesley Mills
Scan by Philip J. Heydon, I.S.M.



Close-up of the monument. This and the above photo were taken from HMS Unicorn in mid January 1944.
Photo from the Able Seaman Kenneth Lord, R.N. Collection
Courtesy of Lesley Mills
Scan by Philip J. Heydon, I.S.M.



Another photo of the monument. This and the following photo were taken in 1946 from HMS Implacable while returning to the U. K. following World War II.
Photo from the John Stanley Wood, R.N. Collection
Courtesy of Chris Wood
Additional information for captions provided by Philip J. Heydon, I.S.M.



Another view of the monument.
Photo from the John Stanley Wood, R.N. Collection
Courtesy of Chris Wood
Additional information for captions provided by Philip J. Heydon, I.S.M.





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