Armies of the Adowa Campaign, 1896

Armies of the Adowa Campaign, 1896

The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia

eBook - 2011
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In the late 19th century, the new nation-state of Italy was eager to join her European neighbours in creating an international empire, and her eyes turned toward Africa as a source of potential colonies. Securing a foothold in Eritrea on the Red Sea coast, the Italians quickly became embroiled in a shooting war with the Ethiopians. The war proved a disaster for the Italians, who suffered three major defeats against the forces of Emperor Menelik's army, including a horrendous massacre at Adowa, the largest defeat of a colonial army prior to World War I. This book looks at the campaign with an emphasis on the colourful uniforms worn by both sides.
Publisher: Oxford ; Long Island City, N.Y. : Osprey Pub., c2011.
ISBN: 9781849089388
1849089388
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill. (some col.), maps.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive

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