Acroma Information (Geography)
ACROMA Latitude and Longitude:
|Elevation||143 m (469 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 ( EET)|
On April 17, 1917, the Treaty of Acroma,  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.
During the North African Campaign of World War II, the area was the scene of heavy fighting on several separate occasions. Acroma was captured from Axis forces on December 10, 1941, by the Polish Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade.
Later, an intersection of two Bedouin paths 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of Acroma, assumed strategic importance, and became known by the Allied codename Knightsbridge. The area was the focus of the Battle of Knightsbridge, during June 1942.
- A. Del Boca, "Gli Italiani in Libia - Tripoli Bel Suol d'Amore", Mondadori 1993, pp. 334-341.
- "Australian War Graves Photographic Archive: Libya: Knightsbridge War Cemetery". Archived from the original on 4 April 2009.
- "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