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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • February 01, 1949

    From a Report by France's Minister Plenipotentiary in Damascus to Beirut and Egypt

    While, after 1945, Syria greatly favored the British Government, recent events in Palestine and Arab countries have changed Syria's outlook, and France decides to change its policy toward Syria and Lebanon.

  • April 22, 1949

    French Activities in Lebanon

    Report on the movements of a French agent while in Beirut from Damascus, a meeting at the French legation where he discussed the current situation in Syria and tension in the Mediterranean.

  • August 09, 1949

    Untitled report on France, Lebanon, and Syria

    Report on a rumor that Syria and Lebanon will return to being governed by France.

  • October 14, 1955

    Communists’ Activities in Aleppo

    Report on Communists in Aleppo's intentions to boycott France, to cut off their relations with France, and to bar members from working with France in the future.

  • April 02, 1956

    France's Policy in the Middle East

    French influence could be useful for the Arab cause, especially against Jews, based on its record of aid and nonintervention.