This is a picture taken back in 1958 showing American units on the Antelias shore which is almost where the Golden beach is now. I had no clue the Americans landed that far from Beirut during the 1958 invasion.
This is an amazing map of Beirut from 1911, showing various places as they looked like at the break of the 19th and 20th centuries and shortly after the World War I. For those interested, the map is available for download in high-res and you can even have a printed copy delivered to you.
Le spie uccidono a Beirut (Also known as Secret Agent Fireball), which means The spies Kill In Beirut, is a 1965 Italian spy movie that is inspired by the James Bond series and was filmed in Italy, Beirut, Germany and Paris in France. Richard Harrison stars in this movie as agent Bob Fleming 077. I found the whole thing on YouTube and went through it quickly to find the scenes filmed in Beirut.
I would have watched the whole movie but I only found the Italian version online. Le Spie Uccidono A Beirut is rated 5.5/10 on IMDb.
Pierre Gemayel was back then the captain of the Lebanese football team and the president of the Lebanese Football federation. Kheireddine Al-Ahdab was the first Sunnite Prime Minister in Lebanon.
Picture taken from Kheireddine El-Ahdab
Modern police was first established in 1861 in Lebanon and the ISF is celebrating its 153st anniversary this year. I gathered few pictures that were shared on the ISF twitter and FB accounts as well as a video they released.
PS: The History of the ISF is a dead link on the ISF website for some reason.
I enjoy watching old footages of Beirut and these two videos are the longest footages I’ve seen of Beirut in a while. I tracked down the source to this [website] which has old footage from the INA Channel and it seems someone actually bought them and uploaded them.
I had no clue there was a tramway that passed right in front of AUB.
Picture from AbdoGedeon
Pelé played a friendly game with the Lebanese team and scored 2 goals which were never included in his tally of 1281 career goals. Here are a couple of pictures and videos I found on this game that occurred a week before the start of the civil war. Brazilian star Bebeto also participated in a friendly game with Nejmeh back in 2003.