Abyssinian War - Reel 1 1935

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    Ethiopia / Abyssinia.

    Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia walks with various tribes people who dance and jump. Shots Ethiopians herding cattle. People carrying bundles of straw / hay - it looks like a harvest.

    Troops and followers arrive for parade. Primitive looking mix of rifles and shields and spears. Horsemen ride past for inspection. People are watching the parade as they sit on a hillside. Shots of soldiers in traditional costumes with swords. More traditionally dressed troops in uniform. CU of soldier. More views of troops parading and showing strength. Dark shots of Haile Selassie under cover watching the parade. Various pith helmet wearing dignitaries are also gathered.


    Ethiopian troops in uniform on parade. Ranks of troops inspected by Haile Selassie on horseback. Some kind of ceremony with flag and troops. Cu of troops feet - they have no shoes. More shots of soldiers.


    Troops march past saluting in a parade. Selassie and Crown Prince take the salute. Selassie on horseback inspects troops. Crown Prince also there. Men strap camping supplies onto mules. Crown Prince inspects young troops. Troops show off rifles.

    Shots of young boys with wooden model rifles. Car arrives

    N.B. This film looks quite grainy and dupey.

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    British Pathé
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    01:00:05:00 / 01:18:01:00
    UN 87 A Reel 1
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    UN 0087 A Reel 1
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