'A Sand Wind on the Desert', 1821. Artist: Denis Dighton
'A Sand Wind on the Desert', 1821. In 1818 George Francis Lyon and Joseph Ritchie undertook an expedition to try to map the course of the River Niger and locate the city of Timbuktu. The expedition lacked funding and support and the selection of Tripoli as the point of departure meant that a crossing of the vast Sahara Desert would be required. The expedition failed to achieve its objectives and Ritchie died from illness. From Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa in the years 1818-19 and 1920 by Captain George Francis Lyon (1795-1832), 1821.
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'Maps and plans are spread on the sand', 1942 (1944). Artist: Unknown
'Maps and plans are spread on the sand as the Brigadier takes his decisions and gives his orders', 1942 (1944). At the beginning of November 1942 the Eighth Army defeated Rommel in the decisive Second Battle of El Alamein, pursuing the defeated Axis army across Libya and reaching the Mareth defensive line on the Tunisian border in February 1943, where it came under the control of 18th Army Group. From The Eighth Army. [His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1944]
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The Sahara Desert, North Africa, 1895.Artist: Barbant
The Sahara Desert, North Africa, 1895. As seen from the Spa Pass, north-west of Biskra. From The Universal Geography with Illustrations and Maps, division XXII, written by Elisee Reclus and published by Virtue & Co. Limited (London, 1895).
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