For almost 50 years, thousands of pictures were hidden away and have now been put together so that the author can tell in his own words the story of Aden. It records a period of time that is now apart of history and the photographs will serve as a reminder of what once was.
This is the first of three books covering the British involvement in a small headland in Southern Arabia in 1839, which grew and became a British Crown Colony and one of the most important British Military Bases in the world.
All of the information is fact gathered from those who served in Aden, giving as near as possible the true story of Aden’s dramatic history. By separating the War against the dissident tribes up in the Radfan Mountains along the Yemen Border.
The large photographs show and bring to life how troops lived and survived in terrible conditions and the constant heat. The books tell the stories of the men and women now in their 70s and 80s the grandfathers and grandmothers of today, their story for future generations.