• Short Summary

    Abyssinian Army is getting ready for the war with Italy.

  • Description

    Full title reads "ABYSSINIA - Pathe camera unit records latest movements in Addis Ababa."

    Addis Ababa, Abyssinia (Ethiopia).

    A dark room, study of the Emperor of Abyssinia Haile Selassie, with two Pekinese (Pekingese) dogs sniffing around. Close up shot of Haile Selassie in his study at the Royal Palace in Addis Ababa - still too dark.

    Palace building. Emperor's car leaving the Palace, several men running along the sides of car - crowd around. Emperor is on his way to inspect the Imperial Guard. Emperor walking surrounded by people.

    Various shots of the troops marching along country road. Some on horsebacks, some walking. Horses carrying machine-guns and other weaponry are led by uniformed men. Several shots of the troops with guns on their shoulders marching along the road.

    Voice-over talks about the rearmament of the mobilised troops getting ready for the war with Italians. Several shots of the men digging trenches.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    837.22
    Media URN:
    12263
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:24:00 / 01:29:00:00
    Canister:
    35/75

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