The History of the Suez Canal

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A lively picture of the origin and completion of the Suez Canal (built between 1859 and 1869) and his architect, Vicomte de Lesseps. This is the translation of a lecture given before the Societe de Gens Lettres in Paris, in April 1870 by de Lesseps himself. (Summary by Availle) (1 hr 37 min)


Preface 10:04 Read by Availle
Lecture Part 1 53:50 Read by Availle
Lecture Part 2 34:04 Read by Availle