Desert Encounter

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Desert Encounter

By Knud Holmboe
Putnam, 1937
266 pp. $3.00
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In 1930 a young Dane converted to Islam set out in an automobile from Ceuta to traverse North Africa. He reached Derna in Cyrenaica, where he was arrested by the Italian authorities. The major portion of this book relates his experiences in Libya, then being "pacified" by Graziani. Holmboe's narrative sheds a lurid light on the ruthlessness of that process.

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