An intimate alliance: The joint struggle of General Edward Spears and Riad al-Sulh to oust France from Lebanon, 1942 – 1944

@article{Zamir2005AnIA,
  title={An intimate alliance: The joint struggle of General Edward Spears and Riad al-Sulh to oust France from Lebanon, 1942 – 1944},
  author={Meir Zamir},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={41},
  pages={811 - 832}
}
  • Meir Zamir
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Political Science
  • Middle Eastern Studies
Lebanon celebrates its independence from France on 22 November. On this date, in 1943, its president, Beshara al-Khuri, and prime minister, Riad al-Sulh, were released from a French prison. That event, along with the National Pact – the verbal agreement reached between Khuri and Sulh two months previously – are the two historic events that shaped independent Lebanon. Lebanese historiography transformed them into a national myth, portraying Khuri and Sulh as the founding fathers of an… 

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