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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • April 27, 1947

    Meeting of the Lebanese "National Conference"

    Short document regarding a meeting of the National Conference in order to discuss the internal political situation in Lebanon.

  • July 22, 1947

    Report about a Murder

    Document regarding the discovery of an unidentified corpse inside of a box on the side of the road.

  • November 27, 1947

    Appointing Prince Farid Governor of the Beqa’

    Declaration appointing Farid Chehab governor of al-Biqā'.

  • 1948

    Names of Communists

    Short document. List of Lebanese communists.

  • 1948

    Report about a meeting with a Communist

    Report about an agent's meeting with a member of the Lebanese Communist Party regarding the schism between the nationalist and pro-Russian branches of the Communist Party, expulsion of certain nationalist communists from the party and Russian interference.

  • 1948

    Activities in Favour of the Greater Syria Project

    Short document describing a meeting between King 'Abd Allāh and Moḥamad ‘Ayid al-Ḥafranī, a supporter of the Greater Syria project.

  • 1948

    Supporters of the Greater Syria Project

    Short document; a list of supporters of the Greater Syria Project.

  • 1948

    List of Payments

    List of payments made by Chehab, sorted by month.

  • February 09, 1948

    Lauding the Governor’s Efforts

    Letter from the Interior Minister thanking Chehab for his efforts in the Biqā' Valley region.

  • February 12, 1948

    A Visit to London

    Letter about Emir Farid Chehab's visit to London.

  • July 01, 1948

    Sidqi's Ejection from the Party

    Notes on the ejection of Siddiqi from the Lebanese Communist Party- written by someone who attended the meeting during which Siddiqi was expelled.

  • July 01, 1948

    Regarding Sidqi's Dismissal

    Notes on the ejection on Siddiqi from the Communist Party and notes about another meeting of the Lebanese Communist Party on Feb 28th.

  • July 31, 1948

    Lauding the Governor’s Efforts

    Letter transferring Chehab from the post of governor of Biqā' to the post of Director of the Sûreté Générale and thanking him for his work as governor.

  • August 21, 1948

    Report from the Republic of Syria, Army and Military Forces' General Command, Deuxième Bureau

    Account of recent findings, including Syrian opposition activities, the discovery of Jehovah's Witnesses, and an attempted rebellion in Jordan.

  • September 20, 1948

    Congratulating Syria

    Letter from the Syrian director of police & security congratulating Chehab on his appointment.

  • September 26, 1948

    Security Agreement between Lebanon and Syria

    [Probable draft] of a joint security agreement between the Lebanese Sûreté Générale and the Syrian Sûreté Générale with sections on Jewish people, foreigners, artists, refugees, Palestinians, Communists, political and diplomatic personalities and Lebanese and Syrian nationals.

  • October 03, 1948

    Report by the Military Intelligence

    Short report by a Syrian intelligence officer regarding the formation of a new political party in Beirut.

  • October 16, 1948

    An Officer Smuggles Arms

    A document regarding an officer in the Lebanese army who smuggled arms to Beirut.

  • October 23, 1948

    Recommendation from Naẓīrah Junblāṭ (Nathira Jumblatt)

    Naẓīrah Junblāṭ writes a letter of recommendation for an acquaintance to Farid Chehab.

  • October 31, 1948

    Syrian Report about the Greater Syria Project

    Syrian report on the results of the Syrian investigation into the Greater Syria project in Beirut. Names Aḥmād Khalīl as the leader of the operation in Beirut, as well as his secretary and several of his agents as well as including a summary of their recent movements.