066: An Immense Box of Sand

Italian soldiers defending the Tripoli perimeter in 1911. Note the use of defensive trenches.

 
Spurred on by right-wing agitation at home, the government of Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire to secure its claim to the province of Tripoli, known in our time as Libya.
 

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Overture to La Forza del Destino
Composed in 1862 by Giuseppe Verdi. Public domain.
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