Ethiopian Troops Mobilize to Face Italian Army Ca. 1935

Ethiopian Troops Mobilize to Face Italian Army Ca. 1935

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After he came to power in 1922, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini sought to avenge his country's defeat in the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1895. He mobilized 500,000 troops and invaded Ethiopia in October, 1935. Ethiopian forces were poorly equipped and were unable to fight a modern army, which resulted in more than 250,000 military and civilian casualties. Ethiopia was formally annexed by Italy in 1936.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1935]
Copyright Date: ©1935
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (2 min., 31 sec.)) : sound
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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