Entry into Syria

Accession Number F01099
Collection type Film
Measurement 7 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Parer, Damien Peter
Place made French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Lebanon, Kiame, French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Lebanon, Litani River Area, French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Lebanon, Merdjayoun
Date made June 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


In June 1941 Damien Parer of the Australian Photographic Unit followed in the path of advancing units of the Allied Force (including the 7th Australian Division) which invaded Syria. Scenes record the entry into Syria and capture of Fort Khaim and town of Merjayoun; British Major General reading declaration of British policy in Syria to town dignitaries of Merjayoun. Identified are; Colonel Monaghan Commanding Officer 2/2 Pioneer Battalion shown receiving message from motor cycle despatch rider. Lieutenant J W Hutton 'D' Troop, 12 Battery, 2/6 Field Regiment is shown standing facing right with megaphone. Other identified unit is 2/33 Battalion Carrier Platoon showing Bren carriers fording stream.

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