Another weird co-incidence – Ankara 2011 and Ankara 1941

I came across a short article in The Times today about a Turkish ferry which has carried out a humanitarian mission to Misratha, bringing wounded civilians to Benghazi.

In 1941, another Ankara, a German railway ferry vessel, brought German tanks to Benghazi, just in time for the Afrikakorps to strike back at the pursuing 22 Armoured Brigade and quite comprehensively defeat it in a series of battles between Christmas and New Year’s Eve 1941.

You can find some detailed info about it here:

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