[Tripoli, Libya] 1911 Wartime Photograph of Flooding Caused by Arab Guerilla Action in the Italo-Turkish War. Unknown Photographer.
[Tripoli, Libya] 1911 Wartime Photograph of Flooding Caused by Arab Guerilla Action in the Italo-Turkish War

[Tripoli, Libya] 1911 Wartime Photograph of Flooding Caused by Arab Guerilla Action in the Italo-Turkish War

Tripoli, Libya: 1911. Loose Photograph. A rare wartime image from the very early days of the Italo-Turkish War in November 1911. The ink caption on verso reads "The floods of Tripoli caused by Arabs damming the main conduit outside town. Note the Italian mules & horses knee-deep. Nov. 15 1911". A gelatin silver snap shot print, 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches wide, image is soiled w. creases to upper corners. A compelling action shot, showing mounted soldiers straining alongside a taut cable after Arab guerilla actions successfully flooded the captured city of Tripoli. Item #3904

"The Italo-Turkish or Turco-Italian War was fought between the Kingdom of Italy and the Ottoman Empire from 29 September 1911, to 18 October 1912. As a result of this conflict, Italy captured the Ottoman Tripolitania Vilayet, of which the main sub-provinces were Fezzan, Cyrenaica, and Tripoli itself. These territories became the colonies of Italian Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, which would later merge into Italian Libya." wiki.

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