Syria–Lebanon Campaign

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Syria–Lebanon Campaign

Post by Brady » 24 Nov 2018 17:32

Hi- I need some Help if anyone has a clue and either shine a light on this or point me in the right direction it would be most apricated:

I am looking for a detailed OOB/TOE for the French Land Forces in the Syria–Lebanon Campaign during 1941, Even a rough outline at this point would also be help, but as much detail as posable would be best



Thanks, Brady

Edit, this has a sketch of what was there but I looking for what those units TOE looked like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria–Leb ... _of_battle

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Re: Syria–Lebanon Campaign

Post by Brady » 06 Dec 2018 17:36

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Re: Syria–Lebanon Campaign

Post by Ambren786 » 10 Jan 2019 10:31

Syria–Lebanon campaign
Part of the Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of the Second World War
AUSTRALIAN FORCES IN LEBANON, 1941 AUS533.jpg
Australian troops among the ruins of the old Crusader castle at Sidon, Lebanon, July 1941
Date 8 June – 14 July 1941

On 1 April 1941, the 1941 Iraqi coup d'état had taken place and Iraq had come under the control of Iraqi nationalists led by Rashid Ali, who appealed for German support. The Anglo-Iraqi War (2–31 May 1941) led to the overthrow of the Ali regime and the installation of a British puppet government.
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Re: Syria–Lebanon Campaign

Post by Steve » 15 Jan 2019 19:31

Hi, there is some information on the Syrian campaign in British Intelligence in the Second World War Volume 1. It’s not much but may be of some help.

After briefings by the Free French and S.I.S. the British estimated Vichy strength prior to the campaign at 25,000 regulars, 20,000 local troops and 90 tanks this proved to be correct. There was also good information on the French dispositions.

The German air force in the eastern Mediterranean was informed by Vichy on the movement of its ships and their intentions. As the British were reading German air force signals traffic through Enigma they knew for example that a large French naval force was supposed to land French re-enforcements in Syria in early July. Luckily for the French they cancelled the operation.

The German Abwehr agent in Syria sent reports on the campaign and what was happening on the French side. All his reports went through the German air force Enigma.

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Re: Syria–Lebanon Campaign

Post by DaftDog » 27 Jan 2019 13:54

Try the Nafziger orders of battle collection
Vichy French Forces in Lebanon & Syria, 15 May 1941 http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 41FEAA.pdf
Vichy French Forces in Syria, 8 June - 14 July 1941 http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/CGSC/CARL/n ... 41FFAA.pdf

There are also MicroMark Army Lists: F12 Vichy French Forces January-July 1941 Syria and F94 Vichy French Armoured Brigade Syria January-July 1941

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Re: Syria–Lebanon Campaign

Post by Brady » 27 Jan 2019 18:28

I keep getting a warning about the sight not being secure and not to access it, but TY for the help


I did order the French Book though from there web sight, TY for the Idea!

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