Crossing the Libyan Desert
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Crossing the Libyan Desert

In the early 1930s, Ralph Bagnold and his friends drove thousands of miles into the Libyan Desert

When one of the cars broke down it was cannibalised for spare parts and abandoned. And they are still out there somewhere buried among the dunes.

The film comes from the archive of the Royal Geographical Society, which sponsored a series of remarkable expeditions in the early 20th Century.

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