OLD PHOTOS OF

LEBANESE INDEPENDENCE

1920

The State of Greater Lebanon was proclaimed on September 1, 1920 from the top of the steps of the Palais des Pins (Pine Residence) in Beirut by High Commissioner General Henri Joseph Eugene Gouraud, representing the French Mandate Authority on Syria. This ceremony occurred in the presence of the Maronite Patriarch, Elias Hoayek, the Mufti and the city’s governor, Najib bey Abussuan.

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1941

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1943

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1946

Au revoir – December 31, 1946 – French troops withdrew completely from Lebanon, with the signing of the Franco-Lebanese Treaty.

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Lebanese Independence Postage Stamps

1942

Issued in 1942 to commemorate the Proclamation of Independence in Lebanon – 26 November 1941. Featuring Emir Bechir Chehab, and the Lebanese mountains (airmail).

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1943

Featuring Government House & Parliament House. Airmail stamps feature Citadelle of Rachaya, Bchamoun & Beirut.

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1947

Issued in 1947 to commemorate the final evacuation of foreign troops from Lebanon in the previous year. Featuring the first president of the official independence, Bechara el Khoury, and the commemorative stone at Nahr el Kelb (Dog River).

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1959

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1961

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1962

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1963

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1964

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1993

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2003

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FOREIGN STAMPS

Uruguay paid tribute to Lebanon’s independence in 1968 (25 years), 1993 (50 years) and 2003 (60 years).

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Lebanese Independence Quotes BY VINTAGE LEBANESE POLITICIANS

BECHARA EL-KHOURY INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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CAMILLE CHAMOUN INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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FOUAD CHEHAB INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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KAMAL JOUMBLATT INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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RACHID KARAMI INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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CHARLES MALIK INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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RIAD EL-SOLH INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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RANDOM INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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Lebanese Independence Quotes BY VINTAGE LEBANESE WRITERS

KAHLIL GIBRAN INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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ELIA ABU MADI INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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IBRAHIM AL-MUNDHIR INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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RACHID NAKHLE INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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MAY ZIADE INDEPENDENCE QUOTES

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