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Rare And Wonderful Photographs Of Syria Before 1940

by | 14th, October 2014

Turkish soldiers at military review at Damascus, Syria in an undated photo. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.9983843  Date: 01/01/1914

Some 10,000 of the 48,000 Palestine Arab Refugees who have settled in and around Damascus, Syria, staged a demonstration in Damascus, last week in April 1929 to express their gratitude to the Syrian Army for the recent Syria-Israel border clashes. They asked to be accepted as volunteers for the Syrian fighting forces so that they night fight back at Israel, upon which country they blame their present unhappy condition as refugees. Photo shows: An elderly lady addresses a great crowd of Palestine Arabs in the court-yard of the Army General Headquarters in Damascus. Her speech was among others heard there by Syrian Officers. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.7380130  Date: 01/04/1929

U.S. President Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, pause on a bridge as they take a stroll at Rapidan Camp, their weekend retreat in Syria, Va., on Aug. 2, 1930. (AP Photo) This is a typical scene in the ancient northern Syrian town of Talbeseh, in 1936. (AP Photo) Life in ancient Talbeseh, a Syrian village built entirely of mud and wood because of the scarcity of stone, is shown May 22, 1936. (AP Photo) With a rifle at hand to stave off further attacks, this group of Jewish colonists, aided by Arab villagers, String barded wire in the 50 mile, tegarts wall, on the Palestine-Syria border on July 20, 1938 after bands of Marauding Arabs damaged the fence and engaged police in rifle fire. Arab bands and colonists have engaged with fatal result in clashes throughout July. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.8999283  Date: 20/07/1938 The gateway from Syria into Palestine, in 1938. Owing to the secret entry of thousands of Arab Rebels from Syria and the Lebanon into the Holy land, strict watch was kept by the French and British police at the frontier. (AP Photo) France and Turkey concluded a military agreement over the Sanjak of Alexandretta, territory between Asiatic Turkey and Syria, to ensure internal security. Agreement was on parity basis and 2,500 French, non-Syrian troops, and 2,500 Turkish troops are being kept available now. Happy Turkish crowds applauding the march past of the Turkish troops as they entered the Sanjak of Alexandretta, Turkey on July 1, 1938. Streets and balconies are be flagged with the Turkish red flag with white crescent which they had not seen in the territory for nearly 20 years. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.11614969  Date: 01/07/1938 In Syria and other arid countries of the Middle East, immemorial oxen are used to raise water from the native rivers and lakes for use in irrigation on August 23, 1938 in Syria. Same crude paraphernalia as in biblical times. (AP Photo) Caravans of camels conveying salt from the rivers and seas of ancient Syria to a “salt mountain” near Aleppo, Syria on August 23, 1938, one of the oldest cities in the world. (AP Photo)

Famous Citadel, surrounding mosques and houses in Aleppo, Syria on August 23, 1938, one of the oldest cities in the world. (AP Photo)

American Jewish colonists in Palestine completing the so called Tegart fence, on Aug. 23, 1938, which cost 500,000 dollars to build. It is 75 kilometres long, on the Palestine-Syria border, was suggested by Sir Charles Tegart, part of the British scheme to stamp out the Palestine disorders. (AP Photo) An Arab stands beside a section of ìTegartís Iron wallî in Israel in 1938, erected by Sir Charles Tegart to keep marauding Arabs out of Palestine. The fence, three strains of barbed wire on angular iron supports. Stretches for 60 miles on the Syria-Lebanon borders and cost $ 500,000. (AP Photo/James Mills ) Fakhri Nashashibi, member of the Arab National Defence Committee is challenging the leadership of the ex-mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Effendi Al Husseini, in exile in Syria. Nashashibi, who comes from one of the most distinguished Arab families in Palestine, says the ex-mufti is no prophet but a self-seeking politician, who is running Palestine by his campaign of terror. Fakhri Nashashibi, in Jerusalem, on Nov. 24, 1938. (AP Photo) Fakhri Nashashibi, member of the Arab National Defence Committee is challenging the leadership of the ex-mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Effendi Al Husseini, in exile in Syria. Nashashibi, who comes from one of the most distinguished Arab families in Palestine, says the ex-mufti is no prophet but a self-seeking politician, who is running Palestine by his campaign of terror. Fakhri Nashashibi stands between two of his chief supporters, tribal heads from the Hebron District, in Jerusalem, on Nov. 24, 1938. (AP Photo) Fakhri Nashashibi, member of the Arab National Defence Committee is challenging the leadership of the ex-mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Effendi Al Husseini, in exile

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