(1957) The Yemenis began to use artillery and heavy machine-guns to fire across the Protectorate border at British troops and local tribesmen. British forces were obliged to silence these weapons by shell-fire and rocket attacks. In spite of Yemeni provocation British measures remained purely defensive and no aggressive action was taken. The Yemenis had no such scruples.
- Sir Bernard Reilly - Chief Commissioner and Governor of Aden Protectorate 1931-1940, Colonial Office 1947 - 1960
They were obliged to silence these weapons. The Yemenis had no such scruples. I would love to write phrases like that.