The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935–36

The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935–36 cover

The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935–36

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 15 Oct 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855326927
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 309
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Raffaele Ruggeri

Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he stil…

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