|Destruction in Damascus, 1925|
|French troops and their machine guns|
|An ambulance cart moves across a |
public square covered with barbed wire
In the early summer of 1925, a Druze leader named Sheikh Sultan al-Atrash led a full scale revolt against the French across Syria. The French brought in reinforcements and heavy weapons and by October 1925 were shelling the city of Damascus. The American Colony photographers took pictures of the aftermath.
|"Al-Atrash and his warriors" in Transjordan (circa 1926)|
Al-Atrash was defeated and fled with his rebels south to Transjordan. The photographers followed him and took portraits of him and his fighters.
|Statue of al-Atrash in Druze town of |
Masedeh on the Golan Heights
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