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Syria'a Quest for Independence: 1939-1945
By: Mardam Bey, Salma

Language: English

Hardcover with dust jacket

An account of the Syrian nationalists' struggle for independence and democracy during World War II, written from the perspective of the author's father, Jamil Mardam Bey - a prominent leader of that time.

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By:Mardam Bey, Salma
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 242 pp with notes, bibliography, index plus b/w photos
Publisher:Ithaca Press, 1994, 1st English Edition
Dimensions:16 x 24.5 cm
Topic:Political History - mid-20th Century - Syria

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Salma Mardam Bey's unique account of the struggle of the Syrian nationalists for independence during the Second World War is written from the perspective of one of the most prominent Syrian leaders of the time, her father, the late Jamil Mardam Bey.

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.

Syria'a Quest for Independence: 1939-1945
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