1936 ITALIAN EAST AFRICA – ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. [19651]

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1936(Aug 17) Printed airmail envelope to Military address, Amara, Eritrea bearing Eritrea 50c tied Posta Militare N 210 cds that was used by VA Division Alpina Division “Ousteria”, 7 -11 Regiment & 5th Regiment Art. Alpina ……………………………………………………………….
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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