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Libya in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Video Clip, " American Day in Tripoli," 1962

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National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 37715 / Local Identifier 151.56 - [AMERICAN DAY IN] TRIPOLI, LIBYA - Department of Commerce. (1913 - ). Silent.    PD GOV

"Filmed at Tripoli International Fairground eleven years after independence from Italian colonial rule and seven years before a group of military officers led by a 28 year old Muammar al-Gaddafi staged a coup d’état against King Idris bringing the monarchy to an end and beginning Gadaffi's 42 year rule."

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