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From volume 1, issue #37, dated Feb 27th, 1943


Original caption: Memorial. The "Marble Arch," on the border between Libya and Tripolitania, built under Mussolini, and now a gravestone of the Italian Empire.
Category: Other
Yank Archive curator's comments:

Muammar Gaddafi tore down the arch c. 1970. This page discusses the history of the arch, but it is in French. (Use this page to see it in English). The graffito on the right appears to be "Xmas 1942."



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Name: Ian
Date: Jun 30th, 2013

I have a photo of the Arch taken in WWII which also looks like 1942. I will send photo if asked.
 
Name: wahab badi
Date: Feb 8th, 2013

we want to know the location or the coordinat of the adch
 
Name: CAPT Rings
Date: Mar 19th, 2012

Wonder if that is really "Xmas 1943"...?
 
Name: greg peters
Date: Mar 5th, 2011

Dear Sir

nice photo.
your caption should say "...on the border between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica..." [the two provinces of Libya, in those days]

Curator's comment: Thanks for the comment. The caption as displayed is from the original text in the magazine.

 


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