• Short Summary

    Italian troops invade city of Aksum in Northern Ethiopia (Abyssinia).

  • Description

    Full title reads: "With the Italian troops in Abyssinia".

    Abyssinia / Ethiopia.

    L/S of Aksum, "holy city" in the desert. Various shots of crowds of Ethiopians walking across hills. Various C/Us of ornate gold head-dresses worn by Ethiopian Priests who offer their surrender to the invading Italian Army.

    Various shots of Italian Officers riding into ancient city, passing bowing priests. White flags of surrender fly from buildings. M/S of Italian flag being hoisted up flagpole, Italian soldiers look on.

    Various shots of Italian and Ethiopian officers and Ethiopian elders signing "declaration of submission" allowing Italy to take control of city. Various shots of General de Bono shaking hands with other officers (possibly Abyssinian?).

    Various shots of Italian infantry, tanks and cavalry advancing over barren Ethiopian countryside. Groups of dejected looking Ethiopians watch from side of dirt tracks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    859.07
    Media URN:
    12497
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:43:00 / 01:18:58:00
    Canister:
    35/88

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