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Camel Gives Way to Motor-car in the Arabian Desert

October 21, 1924
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The “Ship of the Desert”, the camel, is being ousted by the motor-car, and instead of the camel caravans which have for centuries carried merchandise through the Arabian desert, an automobile caravan is now being organized under the auspices of the French High Commissioner of Syria, by Commandant Verrie, of the French Army stationed in Syria, to proceed to Bagdad and Persia carrying merchandise. The caravan will pass through countries inhabited by over ten million people.

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