8th June 1941:

The British entered Syria this morning.

From the Orwell Diaries.

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 8th 2011

4 Responses to “History Recalls”

  1. It was WWII and it was Vichy controlled. It is perhaps the only occasion when Foreign Legion fought Foreign Legion

  2. Claude says:

    Thanks, Cherie. Isn’t it lovely to see Orwell’s handwriting in his Diaries. For me, it makes History more real and personal. So sad that those pen-and-ink-days are probably gone forever.

    Interesting information, Jams. I’ll try to find more.

    • CherryPie says:

      I find it interesting that some of the events from that time are repeating themselves today. Maybe sad is a more appropriate word the repetition of events…