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1931

Libya:
Omar Mukhtar - Lion of the Desert

1931

1931A

By Gonzalo Royo (Gonzonestudio), Madrid, Spain

Omar Al-Mukhtar, legendary Libyan and master of desert warfare, led the Senussi resistance to Italian colonization
of Libya for some 20 years until his capture and execution by hanging by General Graziani in 1931.

1931B

Sculpted by Sergey Savankov

General Rodolfo Graziani, commander of Italian forces in Libya.

1931C

The battle between Mukhtar and Graziani is depicted in the 1981 motion picture 'Lion of the Desert'.

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