Arabian Peninsular Conflicts

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Arabian Peninsular Conflicts
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
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Location: Arabian Peninsular
British and Indians Arabian Tribes and Pirates
Result: Seizure of territory/suppression of piracy
Category: Arabian Peninsular Conflicts
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Arabian Peninsular Conflicts
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The British mounted several expeditions to suppress the piracy which was disrupting shipping in the Indian Ocean. In 1839 they took possession of Aden as a military base for the East India Company and as a water and coaling station on the route from UK.

External Links

Frontier and Overseas Expeditions from India Vol VI - Arabian Peninsular

Historical Books on-line

A History of Arabia Felix or Yemen by Captain R L Playfair Google Books