Photograph from Palmyra,1930, by Sir Duncan McCallum,with hand written note :” Meharists, coming back to Palmyra after a week in the desert”. The Meharists were the camel-corps organized by the French Mandate Authority to keep order and security in the Desert tribal areas, and were recruited from the tribes. They were known however by their Arabic name of Al Hijjana, from the word Hajjin,or camel. They were eventually dissolved as a force.
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