Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896

The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia

Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896 cover

Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896

The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia

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In the late 19th century, the new nation-state of Italy was eager to join her European neighbors in creating an international empire. Italy's eyes turned towards Africa as a source of potential colonies. Most of the continent had already been carved up between the Great Powers but Italy succeeded in securing a foothold in Eritrea on the Red Sea coast, a vassal of the Emperor of Ethiopia. Trade and other links were established with the Ethiopian empire but quarrels regarding the interpretation of a particular clause led to Ethiopian support for uprisings in Eritrea. Italian troops entered northern Ethiopia and captured Adowa, the capital of the Tigray province. Full-scale war broke out and this new Osprey title tracks every development in the battle and the men who fought in it.

Table of Contents

Historical background /Chronology /The campaign and battle /Te Ethiopian Army – organization, armament, costumes, tactics, order of battle /The Italian army – organization, armament, uniforms, tactics, orders of battle

Product details

Published Sep 20 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781849084574
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 2 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 471
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Raffaele Ruggeri

Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he stil…

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