Italo-Turkish War stereograph, 18 of 24
One of 24 in a series of stereographs depicting the Italo-Turkish war of 1911-1912. Captions on the original images are in English and Italian. "Landing of the first Italian troops at Tripoli, Oct. 3, 1911." The Italians had an easy go of it at first, using naval bombardment to soften up Turkish positions that were ill-prepared to begin with. The war bogged down when a group of young Turkish officers arrived and brought organization and strategy to a joint Turkish-Arab force.