• Short Summary

    A look at camps abandoned by retreating Ethiopians as Italian Army advances across Ethiopia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Italy's rapid advance on heels of the Abyssinians".

    Italy advances across Ethiopia (Abyssinia), annexing country to become Italian East Africa, alongside Somaliland and Eritrea.

    Panning shot of Ethiopian mountains. Narrator reveals that Italians have captured Dese.

    Various shots of deserted camps of Abyssinian Army. Italian soldiers poke around abandoned encampments; they are examine pots and pans, pull down makeshift shelters, look at smouldering camp fires, piles of ammunition and rifles. C/U of sand blowing over pile of abandoned personal papers, including picture of Haile Selassie. M/S of Black soldier wearing uniform with fez (fighting for Italians). He is examining a large sword, left behind by retreating Ethiopians.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    879.24
    Media URN:
    12928
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:04:00 / 01:49:21:00
    Canister:
    36/32

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