National Geographic : 1941 Aug
Dever from Black Star Air-cooled American Buses Roar across Deserts from Baghdad to Damascus near the Same Path Abraham Took Long Ago Even in normal times, danger lurks along this lonely trail from Iraq to Syria. Nomad bandits are a menace; so aresandstorms, which have mysteriously engulfed more than one automobile party. Airplanes, following the trail, also must contend with sandstorms. By busone can make this run inafew hours. By camel or carriage, via Aleppo, it used to take two weeks or more. Alexander the Great passed this way; so did the Citroen-Haardt Trans-Asiatic and Thaw Expeditions see NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE for October, 1931, and October, 1940.