SYRIA: No Yo-Yo!

Not quite two years old, the Syrian Republic last week achieved world notice for the first time because of the Yo-Yo.

Syria was snatched from Turkey during the War, handed to France as a Mandate in 1922. Thereafter bloody work began for the French Foreign Legion. Years of pumping machine gun bullets into Syria's more savage tribes finally brought peace in 1927. Under French dominance, the so- called "Syrian Republic" was proclaimed and provided with a Constitution and a Sheik Premier. It was he, the potent Sheik Taj-ed-Din Effendi, who made Syria news...

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