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Acroma

This article is about the Libyan town. For the Indian pueblo see Acoma. For the musical group see Acroma (band).
Acroma
`Akramah
Town
Acroma
Acroma
Location in Libya

Coordinates: 32°03′10″N 23°41′56″E / 32.05278°N 23.69889°E / 32.05278; 23.69889Coordinates: 32°03′10″N 23°41′56″E / 32.05278°N 23.69889°E / 32.05278; 23.69889

Country  Libya
District Butnan
Elevation 143 m (469 ft)
Time zone UTC + 2

Acroma (also Akramah and Ikrimah) is a town in northeastern Libya in Butnan District. It is about 28 km west of Tobruk, and was the scene of heavy fighting during World War II. Here on April 17, 1917 a deal, the Acroma pact,[1] was signed by the Italian government (as occupying, colonial power) and Mohammed Idris (head of Senussi). The pact was an ambiguous ceasefire recognizing a de facto authority for Idris in Cyrenaica, while not excluding the overall Italian territorial sovereignty.

The Knightsbridge War Cemetery, containing Allied war dead from World War II, is located 16 km south of Acroma.[2] Acroma was liberated and the siege of Tobruk was ended when it was taken, on December 10, 1941 by the Polish Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade.

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External links

  • "Acroma, Libya. 1941-25. British Tanks of the 4th Brigade, 7th Armoured Division, Advancing Towards Enemy Positions in the Desert", photograph Australian War Memorial Collection #022438
  • Satellite map at Maplandia.com
  • Search for Acroma in the MSN Encarta atlas
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