• Short Summary

    Italian troops drive across the country during the invasion of Ethiopia.

  • Description

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

    Italian title reads: "De Dessie Ad Addis Abeba" - Italian voiceover.

    Addis Ababa, Abyssinia, Ethiopia.

    Pan across Ethiopian landscape. Italian troops gathered with their vehicles. Italian troops load packages onto their vehicles. The convoy of lorries and other motor vehicles begins to move away from the camp. A lorry drives over a stone bridge. The lorries drive past Ethiopians. Shots of Abyssinian men with spears watching the convoy go past. LS showing the convoy crawling along a winding road. More views of the convoy on its way. (Bad scratches from here) The vehicles cross a shallow river. More convoy shots. Another river gets in the way (Scratches lessen) Lorries pulled by soldiers on ropes when they get stuck. The lorries labour away up a hill. A group of small tanks cross the river. Convoy stops and Italian soldiers set up camp. They roast some fowl over a fire. The men eat. Electric lights are set up at night. The men work on building something - it appears to be a bridge.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:55:00 / 01:48:20:00
    UN 57 A

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