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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1947

    The Muslim Brotherhood

    Account of the Muslim Brotherhood's division in Syria and tension with communists and the Syrian government.

  • March 12, 1947

    Truman Doctrine, 'Recommendations for Assistance to Greece and Turkey'

    Truman's speech to Congress in which he laid the foundations of the Truman Doctrine by stating that the United States would support Greece and Turkey in order to prevent them from under the sway of the Soviet Union. This speech is often cited as the beginning of the Cold War, and US containment policy.

  • April 09, 1947

    Arrest of a Gang

    Mostly illegible: report on the arrest of an international gang of thieves.

  • April 18, 1947

    Information regarding the Brotherhood

    Information about Muslim Brotherhood activities in Lebanon, including a meeting held on the 17th of April, a plan for local Islamic education headed by the Brotherhood and information on Brotherhood membership.

  • April 22, 1947

    Transfer of a Telephone Line

    Document about the transfer of Chehab's phone line to his new home

  • 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.

  • October 17, 1947

    George C. Marshall, 'A Program for a More Effective United Nations: Address by the Chief of the U.S. Delegation to the General Assembly'

    Marshall speaks about Greece, Palestine, and Korea, as well as the international control of atomic energy and the role and structure of the United Nations.

  • 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 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 04, 1948

    The Iraqi Parliamentary Delegation's Visit to Jordan and Syria, and King Abdullah’s Attempts at Annexing Palestine to Jordan based on Bernadotte's Plan

    Description of an Iraqi parliamentary delegation's visit to Jordan and Syria, and King Abdullah’s intent to annex the Arab areas of Palestine to Trans-Jordan.

  • August 11, 1948

    Letter from Charles F. Knox, Jr., Counselor of Mission at Tel-Aviv, to US Secretary of State, 'Arrival of Minister and Staff of USSR Legation'

    Knox reports that the Soviet diplomatic legation at Tel-Aviv is staying in the same hotel as the US legation due to a lack of lodging available to house them.

  • 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.