1936 ITALIAN EAST AFRICA – ITALY…ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR.. [19724]

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1936(Apr 3) Printed Alla Littoria airmail envelope little untidily opened with airmail etiquette crosssed through to Rome bearing Eritrea 1 lira + 30c + 20c tied Posta Militare N 88 cds with on reverse Roma (11 May) arrival date stamp ………………………………………………
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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