The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia, 1935

By (author) Nicolle, David; Illustrated by Ruggeri, Raffaele; By (author) Ruggeri, Raffaele

The Italian invasion of Abyssinia on 3rd October 1935 marked the first of the fascist military adventures. The campaign is described in detail in this text, along with the equipment used and the colourful uniforms worn by both armies. The invasion marked the most ambitious phase yet in Mussolini's attempt to recreate an Italian Empire and was partly prompted by the desire for revenge for the humiliating defeat inflicted on Italian troops at Adowa in 1896. International opinion was outraged by the invasion and the use of poison gas against an army with almost medieval weaponary. It took just seven months to drive out Emperor Haile Selassie. The whole episode discredited the League of Nations as an effective curb on the military ambitions of the Fascist states and was an important lesson to Nazi Germany.

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書名 The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia, 1935
著作者等 Ruggeri, Raffaele
Nicolle, David
シリーズ名 Men-at-arms No.309
出版元 Osprey Publishing
刊行年月 1997.10.15
ページ数 48p
大きさ H250 x W185
ISBN 9781855326927
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス