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Old Photographs of Lebanon in 1950s-80s (40+ photos)




 

   


Oct.23,1983,a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon killed 241 U.S. Marines and sailors;a near-simultaneous attack on French forces killed 58 paratroopers.British soldiers give a hand in rescue operations at the site of the bomb-wrecked U.S. Marine command center., via reddit

Baalbak Festival Dabke Dance, 1956, (via aegean-okra)

Lebanese Shi’a Amal fighter, “War of the Camps,” West Beirut, Feb. 1987

January, 1984: USS New Jersey opens fire on Shi’ite and Druze positions off the coast of Beirut during the Lebanese civil war, the only time 16-inch shells would be used for effect since Vietnam., via reddit