Desert Encounter

Desert Encounter

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Holmboe was a young Dane who embraced Islam and spoke fluent Arabic. In 1930 he conceived the idea of driving a car through North Africa garbed as an Arab. He made his way from Ceuta through the southern part of Algeria and Tunisia, and into Libya, where he was accused by the Italians of being a spy and was arrested and deported to Benghazi. Holmboe sailed from Benghazi to Egypt; he failed to complete his pioneer journey, but had collected information of much more practical value to the outsie world. His book shows that he started with no animosity against Italians - indeed, he emphasizes the kindness he received from individual Italian officers - but his own eyes and his talks with Arab leaders convinced him that the domination of Italy meant the extinction of Arab freedom in North Africa.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • Darf Publishers Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • Danish
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile edition
  • 61ill.2M.
  • 1850779112
  • 9781850779117