Members of Tobruk Association for Heritage and Historical Studies discovered a military site east of Tobruk city dating back to 1936, which is considered a landmark and symbol of World War II period, part of it took place in Tobruk area.
The site has the fascist logo on it with Italian words.
Omar al-Hunaid, head of the Association, said on Friday in a press statement, that the discovery of the site came after a report submitted by a citizen on Thursday who found an Italian site underground.
He stated that the site had not been discovered, pointing out that it dates back to 1936, and it contains historical drawings and some water buckets.
It consists of a bathroom, a kitchen and a catering store. It has two, upper and lower, entrances, and it has a long corridor. The lighting places are still present, and no one had entered it since that date, al-Hunaid confirmed.
Al-Hunaid said the site might had been seized by the famous Australian “Rats of Tobruk” military battalion in 1942, as names of soldiers of the battalion were found on the walls.
The Head of Tobruk Association for Heritage and Historical Studies called on Libyan authorities to pay attention to such historical places, pointing out that Tobruk has many historical places that have not yet been discovered, where it was a battle ground in World War II.