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Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896 - The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia

By: Osprey

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Men-at-Arms - 1800 - 1900 A.D.

Last Stocked on 6/12/2020

Product Info

Title
Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896 - The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia
Publisher
Category
Author
Sean McLachlan
Publish Year
2011
Pages
48
Dimensions
7x10x.2"
MFG. Part #
OSPMAA471
Type
Softcover
Series
MAA471

Description

In the late 19th century, the new nation-state of Italy was eager to join her European neighbors in creating an international empire, and her eyes turned toward Africa as a source of potential colonies. Securing a foothold in Eritrea on the Red Sea coast, the Italians quickly became embroiled in a shooting war with the Ethiopians. The war proved a disaster for the Italians, who suffered three major defeats against the forces of Emperor Menelik’s army, including a horrendous massacre at Adowa, the largest defeat of a colonial army prior to World War I. This book looks at the campaign with an emphasis on the colorful uniforms worn by both sides .

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