Franco-British Boundary Pillar, September 2013
My brother in-law, an Ob/Gyn physician and retired high-ranking Israeli Army officer is also a history scholar. He took us to a rather unknown site that he found through his research on the Franco-British Boundary Agreement of 1920 to establish the boundary between the Mandate of Palestine attributed to Great Britain, and the Mandate of Syria and the Lebanon, attributed to France.

He took us to what may be the only accessible border demarcation pillar placed under the Franco-British Boundary Agreement of 1920. In 1922, 38 of these boundary markers were placed along the 49-mile (78 km) boundary. According to Newcombe-Paulet field survey of 1923, 71 boundary pillars were erected on the Syria/Lebanon border with Palestine. Most of these boundary pillars are either inside mine fields or have been removed by looters or people ignorant of their historical significance.

I haven’t been able to find even one picture of such a boundary pillar on the Internet, so the ones on this set may be unique…
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