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Title:TURKISH ITALIAN WAR - THE INVASION OF TRIPOLI [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 1123
Summary: An Italian amphibious landing near the town of Tripoli in the Ottoman province of Tripolitania, Turkish-Italian War, 1911.
Description: Italian battleships escort their transports towards Tripoli. The battleships Francesco Fernuccio and Re Umberto form part of the escort. View from the shore of the Italian fleet, out at sea, bombarding shore positions. Lighters tow Italian soldiers in boats ashore for an unopposed landing. Other soldiers (in tropical kit) are landed on a wooden mole. A barge brings horses ashore. As Arabs watch, the Italians start to march off the beach. They have a tented camp inland from the town where the men rest and prepare a meal.