French Planes bomb Damascus to put Down Syrian Revolt, 1925 (Video: This Day in History)

“Title reads: “Defence of Damascus. French troops – barricades – and armed posts – now circle the town of view of threatened attack by Rebels”.

Having invaded and occupied Syria, French troops who brutally suppress an uprising against them in 1925 were described in British newsreels as “defending” Damascus against “rebels.”

british Pathe: Damascus Revolt

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