A cache captured by British troops during the Aden Emergency. ‘FLOSY’ stood for Front for the Liberation Of South Yemen, and was one of the leading insurgent groups fighting British occupation. As well as various explosives, mines and grenades, three metal stencils used for pro-insurgent graffiti were found.
Arab guerrillas who ambushed and killed two British soldiers were reported to be in the village of Danaba, a border hamlet of mud and stone huts. Danaba was warned by leaflet that it would be bombed. Promised the R.A.F. officer commanding the operation: “The fearsome sight will frighten the Arabs … a terrific explosion will echo up the hills. The tribesmen will be somewhere watching the show.” On Feb. 11 four Shackleton bombers dropped 93 500-lb. bombs on Danaba, and Venom fighter pilots followed up, pouring 72 rockets into the village; for best effect the operation was spaced over six hours.
Time Magazine article about the Aden Emergency, titled ’The Big Show'