Can we learn from Suez?

Sir,

I’ve written a book, Suez – the Hidden Truths, which details those turbulent years of the Suez Campaign of the early 1950s, when thousands of troops, many on National Service, were sent to defend the canal zone.

Many of the men who died were in their teens but we were inexplicably denied a medal.

However, after a long campaign, this injustice has been righted.

Can anything be learned today in the context of Afghanistan?

As in the Suez conflict, brave men are dying once more.

John Hunt

14 Carrfield, Bamber Bridge

Preston, Lancs PR5 8BS