Early October 1941 – “View of Beyrouth, Syria” (now Lebanon)

aussiejeff posted a photo:

Early October 1941 - "View of Beyrouth, Syria" (now Lebanon)

IMAGE INFO
– Camera viewpoint is looking north-west from what I believe to now be Rue 62 or Patriarch Maouchi road (west of the suburb of Mkalles).
– Google Earth references for the site I selected that closely matches the same point-of-view in the photo are:
Latitude – 33°52’7.63"N
Longitude – 35°32’5.54"E
– Any actual detailed local knowledge that help to confirm or otherwise would be very much appreciated!
*******************************
SOURCE INFO
– Original B&W image captured & titled by my late father-in-law, Driver Tom Beazley of the Australian Army 2/1 Anti Tank Regiment, 19 Brigade, 2 Australian Imperial Force, using a Kodak Six-20 Popular Brownie box camera with 120 roll film, during his unit’s big convoy move from Julis re-training Camp, via Beyrouth, to Ras Baalbek operations camp in Syria.
*******************************
PROCESS INFO
– Digitized using a Canon Canoscan 8800F scanner.
– Restored from the very out-of-focus, grainy, scratched & faded original B&W quality, using Adobe Photoshop CS Windows (colorized version).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *