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American Day in Tripoli, Libya (1962)

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.

National Archives and Records Administration – ARC Identifier 37715 / Local Identifier 151.56 – [AMERICAN DAY IN] TRIPOLI, LIBYA – Department of Commerce. (1913 – ). Silent. DVD copied by IASL Master Scanner Timothy Vollmer.

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