Africa

1935: Ethiopia Invaded by Italy

Antique photograph of the first Italo-Ethiopian war (1895-1896): Mekelle fort battle. GETTY Image

On October 3rd, 1935 Italy invaded Ethiopia under several pretexts for the invasion. Actually, the only real reason was Mussolini’s nationalist expansionist interest.

The Italian advance was initially slow. By Spring 1936, however, the Italians had begun heavy bombing and used poison gas. The Ethiopians were quickly defeated and Addis Ababa was captured on May 5, 1936.

 
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Tadese Faforiji

I am Tadese Faforiji, a history student of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State- 21st-century University, properly called. I am a blogger and an avid writer.

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