Libyan resistance movement
Second Italo-Libyan War (1923–1932)
Later King Idris
and his Senussi
tribe in the provinces of Cyrenaica
started to become opposed to the Italian colonization after 1929, when Italy changed its political promises of moderate "protectorate" to the Senussi (done in 1911) and—because of Benito Mussolini
—started to take complete colonial control of Libya.
Resistance was crushed by General Rodolfo Graziani
in the 1930s and the country was again controlled by the Italians with the help of Arab fascists, to the point that many Libyan colonial troops fought on the side of Italy between 1940 and 1943: two divisions of Libyan colonial troops were created in the late 1930s and 30,000 native Libyans fought for Italy during World War II
- ^ Mohamed Fekini and the Fight to Free Libya - Angelo Del Boca,Antony Shugaar 
- ^ A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures - Prem Poddar,Rajeev Shridhar Patke,Lars Jensen 
- ^ John L. Wright, Libya, a Modern History, Johns Hopkins University Press, p. 42.
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