Photos Italo-Turkish war in Libya 1911

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After I posted the pic of Italian camel artillery, I looked for a few more. Not easy to find non-copyrighted pics, but here are a few.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italo-Turkish_War

Italian naval landing party near Tripoli
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Italian fighting position. Notice the early style desert helmets (called Topi)
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Italian battle cruiser. The Regia Marina was the primary factor in Italy's win.
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Turkish Red Crescent workers led by a surgeon
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Italian Regia Aeronautica (air force) in its infancy. It would have taken a stout heart to fly over enemy lines in something like this
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Turkish recruits drilling
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Italian officers with captured Turkish flag
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Turkish regular army with Libyan native levies
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Italians hanged 11 Turks. I haven't been able to learn for what offence they were sentenced to death.
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More Italian camel artillery.
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Thank you NebrHogger for these wonderful picsA ! I have not seen most of them !


Turkish regular army with Libyan native levies
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Here We see Mustafa Kemal who later became the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and founder of the Turkish Republic. As a major He was one of the young officers who undercoverly deployed in Libya to organize and command the rebels against Italian forces in 1911


Some more photos of him in Libya with his soldiers

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His undercover Identitiy "Sherif" as an Arab mercant that he was used to trainsit Libya in 1911
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One of his well known later photos as the president of the Turkey, late 1930s...

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After I posted the pic of Italian camel artillery, I looked for a few more. Not easy to find non-copyrighted pics, but here are a few.

Italians hanged 11 Turks. I haven't been able to learn for what offence they were sentenced to death.
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https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/...o-had-opposed-the-italian-picture-id501381939

execution of 14 men who had opposed the Italian occupation, during the war between Italy and the Ottoman Empire - 1911/1912


Some more images from my archives

Ottoman cavalry saluting the Libyan recruits in Derna

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Ottoman soldiers showing the weapons captured from Italian forces

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Ottoman gunners in Tripoli

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Italian Zeppelins bombing the ground. First time in the world history aerial bombings were used in Libya by Italians but were mostly good at physiological warfare. Most of the Ottoman soldiers viewed them as "divine disaster"

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Wounded Ottoman soldiers and Italian POWs in Ottoman field hospital

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DENO, thank you for posting these - enjoyed them very much ! There aren't many sources for photos of lesser known conflicts such as this one.
 
Great photos, but this is definitely not Libya. Mongolia or Russian Far East. And Lewis gun wasn't available during this conflict.

The Google says its Mongolian troops from the Russian Civil War of 1917-22 which seems very accurate to me judging from the enviroment and Asian face types
 
Once again, I learn not to trust Wikipedia! :oops:
I use Wikipedia a lot but I always double check on other sites before trusting it ;)

Update: @NebrHogger this seems like a good reason to start a "Russian Civil War" thread, it appears we have nothing on that conflict which surprises me. I have moved that image to a new thread mate (Y)
 
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