The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935–36

The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935–36

Men-at-Arms 309
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Illustrator: Raffaele Ruggeri
  • Short code: MAA 309
  • Publication Date: 15 Oct 1997
  • Number of Pages: 48
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In October 1935 Mussolini ordered the invasion of Ethiopia from Italian-held Eritrea and Somaliland, thinking that he would easily crush an ill-prepared and badly equipped enemy. The Italians, in the face of widespread condemnation from the League of Nations, spread terror and destruction through their indiscriminate use of air power and poison gas against an enemy more used to medieval methods of warfare. David Nicolle examines in detail the units, equipment and uniforms of the forces on both sides of this conflict that unrealistically bolstered Il Duce's colonial ambitions. A great read ably supported by Raffaele Ruggeri's detailed full-page colour plates.

Biographical Note

David Nicolle PhD was born in 1944 and was educated at Highgate School. For eight years he worked in the BBC Arabic Service. In 1971 he went 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a PhD from Edinburgh University. For some years he taught art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. David has written many Osprey titles, including MAA 140 Armies of the Ottoman Turks, MAA 320 Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098, and Campaign 43 Fornovo 1495. Raffaele Ruggeri is an extremely talented figure artist whose previous work for Osprey includes MAA 277 The Russo-Turkish War 1877. He currently lives and works in Bologna, Italy.

Contents

Introduction Chronology The Ethiopian Army The Italian Army Glossary Further Reading The Plates

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