Syrian President meets the foreign Minister in Syria. Entrance of the palace of the Syrian President Shukri al-Quwatli. The President arrives at the palace. Armed guards line up outside the building. The President seated with the Foreign Minister Jamil Mardam Bey inside the building. They discuss amongst themselves. President signs a decree. President of the Syrian Chamber of Deputies arrives. President stands up. The officials discuss amongst themselves. Entrance of the Government Palace. The session of cabinet. Official reads a report. Minister of Interior Sabri al Assali asks for instructions. Other ministers listen.
United States sailors at Damascus in Syria. Sheik of Syrian Desert stands at the site of race. Camels run in a race. United States sailors raise hat and cheer from audience cabin. Camels run on a runway.
Sailors of Atlantic ship United States watch camel race at Damascus in Syria. Syrian officer and camel owner stand besides a camel. Owners tie camel's harness. People stand besides race area. Camels run at a race. People watch the race.
British troop fire canons on French Protectorate in Syria. Distant view of explosions. Victorious British troops parade in French freed city of Damascus. British APC's and trucks march down the streets and are welcomed by thousands of natives. Columnized parade of British cavalry at town square. View of Free French soldiers lined up with rifles. Numerous gather to witness the event.
French Army General Beynet in Beirut, Syria. General Raymond Humblot and General Beynet talk and listen to radio news. General Humblot dials radio. He is Commander-in-Chief of French troops in Levant States. He leaves Residency and after conference with General Beynet gets into a car. Druze Guard presents arms as the car drives through gardens. They play trumpets. Plate at entrance of building reads 'Here was proclaimed on September 1, 1920, the independence of Great Lebanon'.
The Baalbek ruins in Lebanon. The plain of Bekaa between mounts of Lebanon and Syria. Vehicles passing on the street. The ruined buildings in Baalbek. The temple of Bacchus. The columns of temple of Jupiter. Mounts of Lebanon in the background. A soldier and a man walk through the ruins.