This web page, published by the Military Postal History Society, contains images of frame 1 of 10 for the The French in the Levant 1915 - 1944 exhibit pages created by the late Al Kugel. This exhibit was created by, and is the property of the late Al Kugel, and is being supplied by his heirs as a courtesy to the Military Postal History Society.
This exhibit examines the postal history of French activity in territories in the Eastern Mediterranean during the World Wars and the interwar period. In essence, it tells the story of the invasion, occupation and administration of areas that were part of the Ottoman Empire at the beginning of World War I. It begins with the abortive attack on the Dardanelles in 1915 in an effort to take Constantinople. After the seizure of a couple of minor islands, the next important act was to send a military mission to Hedjaz to help foment an Arab uprising against the Turks. Later, in association with the British, Palestine and Syria were invaded, which eventually caused the Ottoman forces to collapse and drop out of the war.
To view the text within all 10 frame images, see: web page containing the text content of all 10 exhibit frames.