What was the significance of the allied victory at the Suez canal?
Allied troops gained control of North Africa
The Allies victory defending the Suez Canal was very significant. It allowed the supply routes to remain open. This was especially important for the Allies when it came to oil flowing from the mid-east. If this supply fell into Hitler's hands, the war would have gone on much longer, and possibly been lost by the Allies.
The Suez Canal was the first canal to separate two major land masses and allow boats and ships to pass inbetween. The Panama Canal was created soon after the Suez, as the Suez Canal proved that a canal could be built that would separate two continents. Without the Suez, the Panama Canal may have never been funded and made. ~Ares
The Suez Canal was constructed in the 1800's by a French company and then purchased by the British. The canal, which linked the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf, cut the time it took to sail from this sea into Asia and the Pacific ( And vice- versa). However, the French people were angered at the British's heavy control of the new sea lane.
The Suez Canal is and was used to for transportation of goods/supplies and people. When the Suez Canal was built, it was meant for transporting goods from South Asia to Europe. The Suez Canal was originally built by the French, but Great Britain bought it from them when it was completed and the canal became an important foothold in WWI and WWII.