Italian troops in Abyssinia - lots of shots of damage to Addis Ababa.
Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown. 1936?
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.