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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. 

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    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. 

     

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  2. On 12/13/2017 at 10:50 AM, Morris C8 said:

    Close up of two of the photos and one more of the water and petrol dump. That`s the lot.

      I do have other negs and photos but do not think they could be taken in Libya. just found out there taken in Egypt in 1955 post war.

               Keith

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    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)

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    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. ...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 :-)

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  5. Somalia was occupied by the Italians during the second war and up until the late 60's. Now, the Italians did have some T34s that they used in the war, and maybe this one was one of those T34s and was brought out with the Italians to assist with the post war military defence. T

     

    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.

  6. To me the moral winner is the old Ford. Definitely.

    Though a completely defenseless vehicle, they had cowardly stripped its wheels so that it could not escape anymore and had nothing left than to be smashed by the "tank". But even then, the Galaxy resisted very long ...and in fact the driver of the "tank" should have closed the hatch so that he could have left the arena without the spectators recognizing him.

  7. Colleagues; from time to time I come across an old vehicle and wonder what it actually is. Not all of them are actually MV but I hope that there is still somebody here in the forum who could help me to identify it.

     

    Last week I had spent in Moroco and found the truck shown in the photo below. The roof rack is impressive :-D. Ok, it is obviously a Dodge truck. I thought it is a M37 but then found that the loading bay is very much different of what the M37 actually had. Would anybody have an idea of what type it is?

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