Z is for Zouar – Oxford Uni Expedition 1965

Part of the Sahara A to Z series Back in 1965 the pro-Western Kingdom of Libya was just fourteen years old. US and UK military bases used the desert for training and testing, then the discovery of high-quality, low-sulphur oil just 200km from the coast transformed Libya’s fortunes.  Gaddafi’s coup was still a few years away. Like many former french … Continue reading Z is for Zouar – Oxford Uni Expedition 1965