• Short Summary

    Without warning, Italian armed forces invaded Ethiopia on October 3, 1935, quickly defeated the Ethiopian Army, and forced Emperor Haile Selassie into exile first in Palestine and eventually in Great Britain.

  • Description

    (Part Mute)

    SWITZERLAND: Geneva: League of Nations:
    EXT
    Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia out of car and into building

    INT
    Emperor Haile Selassie onto podium and makes speech SOT
    (stops on account of booing & shouting).

    Semi view of Emperor making speech SOT
    Pan. from delegates to Emperor making speech.
    CU. of Emperor making speech.
    Long view of Emperor bowing and leaving platform.

    (NB: some break up of film towards end)

    KEYWORDS:
    Royalty / Emperor Haile Selassie Iof Ethiopia (1930-1974) / Negus Haile Selassie / Media / Exiles / Personalities / Journalists / League of Nations / Italian-Abyssinian Conflict
    Background: Without warning, Italian armed forces invaded Ethiopia on October 3, 1935, quickly defeated the Ethiopian Army, and forced Emperor Haile Selassie into exile first in Palestine and eventually in Great Britain. In June 1936, Emperor Selassie came before the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to plead for assistance but received a hostile reception.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA95TE959NKDJ5TZ5KZ29AIPKXA
    Media URN:
    VLVA95TE959NKDJ5TZ5KZ29AIPKXA
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1936
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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