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Port Said Paratroopers

British Paratroopers dug in on the Canal Road in Port Said, 12th November 1956. The Egyptian position is 500 yards from this point. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Keystone/Getty Images)

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Terry Fincher

Media ID 12123219

© 2006 Getty Images

1950 1959 Aiming Army Army Soldier Egypt Keystone Medium Group Of People Middle East Military Politics Rear View Soldier Trench Canal Road Port Said


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Port Said Paratroopers - A Glimpse into History

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. This photo print, captured by the talented Terry Fincher on November 12th, 1956, transports us back to a crucial moment in the Suez Crisis. The image showcases British Paratroopers firmly dug in along Canal Road in Port Said, their determined gazes fixed towards the Egyptian position just 500 yards away. In this medium group of soldiers, we witness their unwavering commitment as they stand shoulder to shoulder with rifles aimed at the unseen enemy. Their full-length figures reveal a sense of readiness and resilience that defined these brave men during one of history's most politically charged conflicts. The archival quality of this photograph allows us to delve deep into the past and appreciate not only its artistic value but also its historical significance. It serves as a poignant reminder of the intense military operations that took place during those turbulent times in Egypt's Port Said region. As we observe these British paratroopers entrenched within their trench, it is impossible not to feel a sense of awe for their courage and dedication amidst such challenging circumstances. This powerful image encapsulates both the harsh realities faced by soldiers on foreign soil and an enduring testament to human strength. Terry Fincher's masterful composition invites viewers to reflect upon our shared history while honoring those who served selflessly during times of conflict. This extraordinary piece from Fine Art Storehouse truly captures an indelible moment etched forever in time.

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