Syria'a Quest for Independence: 1939-1945By: Mardam Bey, Salma
Hardcover with dust jacket
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|By: Mardam Bey, Salma|
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket | 242 pp with notes, bibliography, index plus b/w photos
Publisher: Ithaca Press, 1994, 1st English Edition
Size: 16 x 24.5 cm
ISBN: 0863721753 / 9780863721755
Topic: Political History - mid-20th Century - Syria
Drawing on her father's private papers - personal memoranda, minutes of meetings, diaries and letters - as well as British and French official records, the author vividly brings to life the chronology of events, from Vichy rule in 1939 to the bombardment of Damascus in 1945.
This highly original portrayal of this period in Syria's history shows how the triparite conflict involving Britain under Churchill, France under de Gaulle and Syria under the nationalists, was finally resolved to Syria's advantage.
This fascinating story is provocatively told by Salma Mardam Bey from a personal and entirely fresh standpoint.