The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935-36


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The Italian invasion of Abyssinia on 3rd October 1935 marked the first of the fascist military adventures. The campaign is described in detail in this text, along with the equipment used and the colourful uniforms worn by both armies. The invasion marked the most ambitious phase yet in Mussolini's attempt to recreate an Italian Empire and was partly prompted by the desire for revenge for the humiliating defeat inflicted on Italian troops at Adowa in 1896. International opinion was outraged by the invasion and the use of ...

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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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