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  1. Dear "Blue Belle" I is several years ago since I have posted in this forum. I am very surprised about the unpleasant and aggressive tone of your following post. You could have simply stated that you believe it is another place and brought your arguments... English is actually not my mother tingue but I have deliberately written "it appears to be..." I attach here a photo of the old hangar at Murzuk. It was not taken from the air and also not from acomparable angle as the one above. But what was pointing to Murzuk to me was the small building attached to the main hangar... I took my phot in 2007. Now as said above "it appears"... the Italians had the very practical and economical habit to standartise their buildings. Most typical to be seen amongst the farmhouses... and (but I have no photographic proof for that) possibly also for buildings at airports. Looking at Google Earth now I can revise my statement and confirm that the old photo shows the hangar at Sebha, the other small buildings on the photo are still there and such buildings are missing at Murzuk. --- Other point: Are you sure the "Tummo waterhole" is marked in the Tibesti mountains on your fathers map? The one well of this name I am aware of is located about 250 kms north-west from the westermost point of the Tibesti. There would also be the Italian landing ground "Campo Uno" at the same place.
  2. Dear Keith - this appears to be the Italian hangar at the airfield of Murzuk. It was raided by the LRDG in early 1941...and still looks the same (at least it did about ten years ago when I was there last)
  3. [ATTACH=CONFIG]118462[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]118463[/ATTACH] I think I have seen this "pyramid" several times. It was located along the coastal road between Tripoli and Khoms (Homs). Not a pyramid actually but an old Italian fortification dating back to the time of the conquest of Libya after WWI - I had always wanted to take photos of it... and have always postponed it until I could not do it anymore. Shame on me.
  4. Recalling an old photograph of the entrance of Hun (Jofra Oasis-group) which I do not have at hand at the moment - I suggest these photos were taken down there.
  5. Many thanks for this additional information :-)
  6. Thank you very much for your quick assistance :-) I would go then for a CROSSLEY IGL 2 - is that correct? @ Ian - unfortunately I shall not distribute the photos now (except above snippets for identification) since they are foreseen to be used in a new book.
  7. ...after a longer time of absence here (I was rather busy with vintage aircraft and civilian types of cars) I come back with some ID requests. A friend has asked me to help him with a book-project. ID of photos is a topic but I am better in landscapes of Egypt and mainly Libya than in types of vehicles. I post some snippets of the photos here - and hope that somebody may be able to tell us what type of vehicles they are. Many thanks for your assistance in advance :-)
  8. Kuno

    Happy 2010!

    Already years have passed since the first post. I am no longer living in Libya but still try to remain "connected to the desert".
  9. The Italian occupation of Somalia was brought to an end in 1940 if I do not recall entirely wrong. Or in other words: The Italians have lost Somalia again before the T34 even entered service with the Red Army.
  10. Kuno


    I wish a happy 2014 to all members of this forum and their beloved ones.
  11. A very impressive achievement. Congratulations!
  12. Tom - did you find this Minerva in the Czech Republic or was it imported from Belgium?
  13. Oh, no. That is a very sad news. My deepest regrets to his wife.
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