The War Illustrated No 96 Vol 4 July 4th 1941

r-J —,-—i¦• _ -.--^>:.’-¦:-•s* -^:--r¦:¦--S ^SOft M S S ,:.Registered at the G.P.O. as a Newspaper The War Illustrated, July 4th, 1941 V c C 4 fT- u W t t /i/V °96 FOUR PENCE t d i fed b y S*r John H o mme r ton WEEKLY IN DAMASCUS ,where the British and Free French forces have been fighting against General Den tz, who is defending Syria for Vichy France. O n June 19, General Sir Henry M aitland Wilson appealed to Den tz to declare Dam ascu san open city ,and thus save bloodshed and de­struction ,but, having received no response our troops attacked and the city fell on June 21. Reputed to bethe oldest city in the world ,Dam ascu sis full of picturesque contrasts. In this photograph laden camels roll along thee lectric-tra m route. Photo, Mrs. T .Muir. V U‘¦M S¦IS SiS S
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