Despite the current state of relative peace existing at the moment both Abyssinians and Italians make preparations for war. Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
Item title reads - Defensive measures. Abyssinian tribes flock to Addis Ababa.
L/S as Abyssinians walk into Addis Ababa in large crowds carrying guns and swords ready for a war. L/S of Haile Selassie on a balcony, the crowds surge forward. M/S of soldiers making bomb proof dugouts. M/S of others manning their guns in preparation. C/U of Italian consul Count Vinci at railway station seeing off Legation staff, and smiling and nodding at the camera. M/S of Red Cross also at railway station, C/U of a cross on one of the uniforms. M/S as supplies are loaded onto the train. Various shots of the Red Cross preparing to go to the north of the country.
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