My Album of Snaps (Part I) from Nov. 1942 till Dec
My Album of Snaps (Part I) from Nov. 1942 till Dec

LEBANON AND SYRIA PHOTOGRAPHS. My Album of Snaps (Part I) from Nov. 1942 till Dec. 1944.

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LEBANON AND SYRIA PHOTOGRAPHS. My Album of Snaps (Part I) from Nov. 1942 till Dec. 1944. Large oblong 4to private photo album compiled by a RAF member during the second World War. Flexible Egyptioan cord-bound flexible goat-skin album, decorated in colour, leather strap stitching around edges.

Apart from Photos of Egypt and Soudan, this album contains over 100 snapshots (image size 62 x 39 mm rangin to 100 x 87 mm) of Beirut, Maghdouche, Baalbek, Dhour El Choueir, snow on Mount Lebanon, Damascus, and Hamate. Historical background of these photos is the necessity for Britain to occupy Vichy France-controlled Syria and Lebanon, in order to prevent a Middle Eastern pro-Nazi stronghold linking with Iraq, after a coup d'état had taken place on April 1, 1941 and Iraq had come under the control of Iraqi nationalists led by Rashid Ali, who appealed for German support.

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