The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935-36

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The Second Italo-Abyssinian War began in October 1935, when Mussolini ordered the invasion of Ethiopia from Italian-held Eritrea and Somaliland, thinking that he would easily crush an ill-prepared and badly equipped enemy. The Italians, in the face of widespread condemnation from the League of Nations, spread terror and destruction through their indiscriminate use of air power and poison gas against an enemy more used to Medieval methods of warfare. David Nicolle examines in detail the units, equipment and uniforms of the ...

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May 2, 2013

Good illustrations

Received 4 stars because it had excellent color plates of uniforms and equipment but was a little short on on order of battle information. Just a few side blocks with unit listings.

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