Troops, Hodeidah.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 15th June 1920.

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Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

No British regiments have been employed at Hodeidah. Hodeidah was occupied on the 14th December, 1918, by one Indian battalion owing to the difficulty of establishing communication with Sanaa, and to form a base for the surrender of interned allied subjects and the remainder of the Turkish force. The garrison had to be slightly reinforced at the time that Colonel Jacob's mission was held prisoner at Bajil in case operations should have proved necessary. One Indian battalion now remains, and it is the intention to withdraw this as soon as the state of the country will allow of this being done.