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    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1936?

    Italian voiceover.

    Ethiopia / Abyssinia.

    Italian troops cross large Ethiopian plain. They are mainly native troops in Italian uniform. They are travelling in lorries. Travel shot from a lorry showing Ethiopian people around large Red Cross flag. Some locals clap as Italian vehicles go past. They now are entering a more built up are - presumably Addis Ababa. People are out in the streets to see the troops arrive. Italian troops relax outside a building. Shots of damage caused to buildings in the fighting to take the city. Dead bodies lie on a street corner. More shots of destruction. Shots of Addis Ababa railway station. Man with dog walks amongst rubble. Train arrives at station. Italian dignitaries arrive. More shots of damage to buildings. Family with furniture piled outside home. More shots of troops coming into city and people leaving.

    N.B. Italian troops entered Addis under the command of Marshal Pietro Badoglio in May 1936.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:26:00 / 01:15:55:00
    UN 56 D
    Sort Number:
    UN 0056 D
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    Colonialism Causes of WW2 Temporary Workspaces: 24.6.2010 17:27 Mussolini's Italy- foreign policy Britain and Other
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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