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Suez Canal III


Lead: Facing almost universal skepticism, the Suez Canal Company under Ferdinand de Lesseps raised the money and dug the Canal. Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: Prime Minister Palmerston of Britain called him a swindler and a fool. Bankers such as Baron de Rothschild rejected his pleas

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Suez Canal II


Lead: In 1869, finally, the land bridge between Egypt and Suez was pierced with a canal, thanks in large measure to Ferdinand de Lesseps. Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: He was no engineer, had no great fortune, had no access to capital, and was in no

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Suez Canal I


Lead: In 1869 French engineers and Egyptian laborers completed work eliminating one of the world’s two great blocks to navigation. They opened the canal at Suez. Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: Until the 19th and 20th centuries there were two significant places in the world where

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