Without Glory in Arabia

Without Glory in Arabia

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'So we left without glory but without disaster', Sir Humphrey Trevelyan, the last High Commissioner of the Federation of South Arabia. In 1967, 139 years after their arrival in Aden, the British withdrew from the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Using important, previously unpublished material and original interviews with a range of individuals, both British and Yemeni, who lived through this fascinating period of colonial history, Without Glory in Arabia tells the story of the final few years of British rule in Aden and the neighboring Eastern and Western Aden Protectorates. While some would argue that British rule had, on the whole, been beneficial to the local population, others insist that very little was achieved. Worse, Britain was unable to find a structure of government constitution which met the conflicting needs of Aden and the Protectorate. This illuminating book brilliantly sets the qscuttleq in context with a thorough re-examination of the background against which the events of the 1960s unfolded in this obscure backwater of the British Empire.... Two other distinguished ex Sudanis were V.L. Griffiths (educational adviser, based in Oxford) and Dr (Sir) Eric Pridie. ... 5 Pronounced Zingibar (South Yemeni hard a#39;ga#39;); the capital of the Fadhli Sultanate and after Lahej the most prosperous and best administered town in WAP at that time. 6 The Wadis Bana and Hassan could flood up to 45, 000 acres of cotton growing land in the average rainy season.

Title:Without Glory in Arabia
Author:Peter Hinchcliffe, John T. Ducker, Maria Holt
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 2006-10-31


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