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Weavers Photo: John C. Cobb, courtesy AFS Archives, NY.
In the Suq, they sell, make, or fix anything. It’s a good place to sit and talk in almost any language. One Arab rug merchant explained to me in Spanish that a man who speaks only one language is only worth one man, but a man who speaks two languages is worth ten men. However, he said a man who speaks three languages is as valuable as a whole platoon, and a man who speaks five languages is better than a whole army. Location: The Suq, Damascus, Syria.
  • License: Courtesy of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs (AFS Archives.) Click on the link above for information regarding the rights and reproduction policies of this specific item.
  • Creation Date: 1943 February
  • Creator: Cobb, John Candler, II, 1919-
  • When: WWII
  • Where: Middle East
  • Category of People: WWII Driver
  • Subject: Syria
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