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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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Italian-Ethiopian War

1-1947701 Christini, Luca S. ABYSSINIAN SKIES: Memories and Shots of an Italian Volunteer in the Ethiopian War 1935-36 This is the first book of the WAR series in color and based on memoirs of an Italian soldier who fought in the war. In this series, several black and white images are 'recolored' by our artists with the help of special software to obtain wonderful and new images of the war. Abyssian sky offers an interesting research about the Italian-Ethiopian war of 1935-36. The last great colonial conflict of the 20th century also found aviation playing an important part with bombardments and use of deadly gas.

Includes 12 full-color pages, with many b/w illustrations and maps. Italian text, but English captions to images. All color plates have full English translations. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
NEW-softcover, [Italian text with English captions] ......$32.00

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1-236870 Jowett, Philip ABYSSINIAN CONQUEST: The Illustrated History of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936 In 1935, Fascist Italy invaded Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), one of just two independent states in Africa at the time. Italy first invaded Ethiopia in 1895 and was driven out by the army of Emperor Menelik II. In 1935, the defensive effort would be led by Emperor Haile Selassie I. Benito Mussolini (the Italian Duce) claimed victory in 1936, but the struggle of Selassie and his people against impossible odds won worldwide admiration. This work supplements a concise narrative history of the conflict with more than 600 captioned photos, including detailed coverage of both armies. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2015 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
NEW-pb, available late April 2023 ......$60.00 inc

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1-242900 Stephenson, Charles MUSSOLINI, MUSTARD GAS & THE FASCIST WAY OF WAR: Ethiopia, 1935-1936 Examines Italy's war on Ethiopia in military and political terms, and how it was an operation entirely of choice. While it was launched with the intent of turning Ethiopia into an Italian possession, it was in fact a war of aggression against an independent, sovereign, state with membership of the League of Nations -- a state that had, according to one of its 19th-century rulers, been 'for 14 centuries a Christian island in a sea of pagans.' Looks at how the Italian victory resulted from using aircraft, mustard gas, and motorization/mechanization. Contains 25 mono illustrations. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2024 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid April 2024 ......$43.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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