Imperial Britain and Yemen: “The whole thing had been made up by the British officers so that their troops would be able to get some action in, let off a bit of steam, and arrive in Singapore with a bit of confidence.”
It’s a pity he doesn’t mention the fact that Israel joined British mercenaries and Saudi Arabia to fight the new republic.
Actually, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that Saudi troops were involved in the 60’s.
The boots on the ground were entirely Britain's and Israel's with the Wahhabi King Faisal of Saudi Arabia providing the finance.
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