1936 ITALIAN EAST AFRICA – ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. [19650]

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1936(Jun 29) Printed airmail envelope to Alessandria bearing Eritrea Pair + single 50c tied Posta Militare N 104 cds that was used by the IV Division “3 Gennaio” & with on reverse arrival cds dated 7 Jul ……………… Without any declaration of war Mussolini’s troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it’s king “Emperor of Ethiopia” annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.

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