Aftermath of bombing of Damascus by rebels.
Title reads: "Defence of Damascus. French troops - barricades - and armed posts - now circle the town of view of threatened attack by Rebels".
Unsuccessful rebellion by Druze religious sect against French rule of Syria.
Several Syrian men stand by ruins of bombed building, piles of rubble in background. More Syrians stand behind rock walls in front of buildings. Tangled barbed wire fence on street. Wall of sandbags & stones, French soldiers behind wall. Closer shot of 2 French soldiers.
Violence, revolt, military, Middle-East, imperialism, colonialism.
American cataloguer's note: Syria was ceded to France in 1920 and did not actually achieve independence until 1946.