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Tripolitania, Libya

Last modified: 2012-10-13 by ian macdonald
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[Flag of Tripolitania] image located by A.S., 24 August 2012

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The flag

The photograph is from the book "Adventures in Tripoli" by Dr. Ernest H. Griffin, a doctor who worked in Tripoltania for the British Red Cross. After the Italo-Turkish War ended with the Treaty of Ouchy in 1912, Sulaiman al-Barouni founded an independent country in Tripoltania. This appears to be the flag of that country.

More information can be found here: (English) (Arabic)

image located by Andy Shelton, 27 September 2012

I managed to borrow a copy of "Adventures in Tripoli" through inter-library loan. I actually got a first edition from the library at Washington and Lee University. I've been reading it, and it's quite interesting. I took a picture of two photos from the book [on the same page]. The bottom photo is the one we have already seen. The caption states that it is "El Khani", standard bearer for Sulaiman al-Barouni and his resistance force in Tripolitania. The top photo is El Khani holding the flag with Sulaiman al-Barouni himself, and two others. The images can be found in the Libya (LY) Files section, or at this URL.
Andy Shelton, 27 September 2012