A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, November 30, 2009

Independence of Former PDRY

A reader whose command of historical trivia is even more obscure than mine reminds me that November 30 was the day when the British hauled down the flag in Aden in 1967. Since November 30 hasn't ended yet I will note it for the historical record. (I am not in any way seeking to encourage the secessionist movements currently active in the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen. I note this because the central government is clamping down on southern dissidents on account of the anniversary.)

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