Aden Insurgency, The Savage War in Yemen 1962-67

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A very workman-like account and review of the Aden insurgency of the early 1960s. By reading this engaging new book, it is possible to see not only how the British left Aden, but why it is an on-going disaster with the potential to create wider threats. Read and learn.

This is undoubtedly the best review of this part of history as the British Empire faded into the mists.

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NAME: Aden Insurgency, The Savage War in Yemen 1962-67
DATE: 200215
FILE: R2147
AUTHOR: Jonathan Walker
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, frontline
BINDING: soft back
PAGES: 332
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Middle East, dash form Empire, Cold War, US Imperialism, insurgents, revolution, withdrawal
ISBN: 1-47382-763-9
IMAGE: B2147.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: A very workman-like account and review of the Aden insurgency of the early 1960s. By reading this engaging new book, it is possible to see not only how the British left Aden, but why it is an on-going disaster with the potential to create wider threats. Read and learn.

By the 1960s, Britain was in full retreat speeded by a British political class that saw their main job as managing the decline of Britain and its eventual extinction. Apart from a very active and effective fifth column at home, Britain was facing pressure from the US, the USSR and Arab nationalism. The US began to exert pressure on Britain during WWII, keen to replace British traders with US traders. This was probably more damaging than all the other combined pressures and had reached its naked heights when the US forced the Anglo-French forces out of Egypt in the Suez campaign and created the basis for much of the misery and conflict in the Middle East that was to roll on for the next half century and beyond.

The author has provided a well-research review of all aspects of the conditions that applied during the Aden Insurgency.

This is undoubtedly the best review of this part of history as the British Empire faded into the mists.

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