Aden #39 (1951)

Capture of Aden, 1839

On January 19, 1839, the British East India Company landed Royal Marines at Aden to occupy the territory and stop attacks by pirates against British shipping to India. The British Army considered Aden an important place due to its location, as the Navy could easily access the port at Aden for fueling purposes. Following Britain’s treaty concerning the colonization of territory in the present day Yemen, … Continue reading Capture of Aden, 1839