1912 LIBYA – ITALY….ITALIAN-TURKISH WAR NAVAL FORCES… [15397]

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1912 (Apr 7) Black & white picture postcard showing Typical Arabs on donkey’s at Tobruk to Rome bearing Italy 10c tied blue circular Regia Nave /G. Garibaldi cds with alongside Roma [17 Apr] arrival cds……..The Italian-Turkish war instigated by Italy on the pretext of maltreatment of it’s citizens lasted from 11 September 1911 until 15 Oct 1912 when the treaty of Ouchy was signed & confirmed at Lausanne 18 Oct when the Italians promised to leave the Dodecanese Islands as soon as the Turks withdrew from Tripolitania. The Turks with there hands full due to the impeding Balkan War complied, the Italians did not

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