Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Unexpected WW1 battlegrounds, Lebanon


Not all crucial battles in World War One took place on the muddy fields of Europe. Some significant fights took place in little-known places much further afield, says the BBC's Deborah Basckin

One third of the population died in the largely forgotten famine of Mount Lebanon. A devastating confluence of political and environmental factors lead to the deaths of 200,000 men, women and children in the region....

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30098000