French Mandate of Syria #222 (1930)

The Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon (Mandat français pour la Syrie et le Liban in French and الانتداب الفرنسي على سوريا ولبنان‎‎ — al-intidāb al-fransi ‘ala suriya wa-lubnān in Arabic) was a League of Nations mandate from 1923-1946, founded after the First World War and the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire concerning Syria and the Lebanon. The mandate system was supposed to differ from … Continue reading French Mandate of Syria #222 (1930)

Alexandretta #7 (1938)

Alexandretta #7 (1938)

A political territory in Syria bordering the Mediterranean sea, Alexandretta was founded in 333 BC by Alexander the Great as the key to the Syrian Gates (Belen Pass) and was originally located about 23 miles (37 km) south of the scene of his victory at the Battle of Issus.  Alexander camped in the highlands around Esentepe and then ordered the city to be established and … Continue reading Alexandretta #7 (1938)