Thursday, October 19, 2006

A little more history....

The previous post was about a 70-year-old video clip of Damascus. This one concerns an article that was published in 1957 in a British military journal called "Flying Review", which I have picked up in a second hand bookshop in Cyprus recently.

The article is entitled "Syria - The Grim Facts".

It was written by a military analyst who feared Soviet expansion and the destruction of Israel and the Baghdad Pact at the time. It provides a fascinating insight into the regional politics of the time and names some Syrian army and intelligence officers who were in charge.

Here is the link. See the comments section of the previous post for instructions on how to download it.

Syria - The Grim Facts, 1957 (PDF file format, 3 megabytes)

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