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1935: War & Exile

"...When Haile Sellassie returned to Addis Abeba on 30 April, he met with the council and was forced to accept its logic that as long as the sovereign was free and unbowed, Italian rule in Ethiopia could have no legitimacy. For the monarch to remain in the country chanced a humiliating capture, death, or, even worse, submission to the conqueror. At 4:00 A.M. on 2 May 1936, a special train carrying the imperials left the capital for Djibouti, where it arrived on 3 May. The next day, the emperor, his family, and ranking officials boarded a British war vessel for five troubled years of exile and self-doubt in England. They left behind a nation that fought on against the Italians... " oneworldmagazine
HIM 1935
This page is photo footnotes for the old page History II: War & Exile. The photos are from Corbis and they all are in public domain. If you have any photographs related to Haile Sellassie, please contact us.

11. War 22. 1935 33. Imperial guards 44. Graziani 55. Italy 1935 66. Soldiers 77. Prerations 88. Troups 99. War35 1010. Warriors

1. Emperor Selassie Mounted On Charger (UPI/Corbis-Bettmann E053623)
2. War 1935.
3. Imperial Guards.
4. Rodolfo Graziani, Marchese di Neghelli, wears a military uniform. Graziani, an Italian marshal, was the governor of Italian Somaliland and Ethiopia, as well as the commander of forces in Libya. (Library of Congress/Corbis IH015078)
5. Italians Firing On Ethiopian Forces (UPI/Corbis-Bettmann BE053676)
6. Soldiers of the Ethiopian War. A large number of fighters sit on either side of a road in Ethiopia. (David Lees/ Corbis DL004552)
7. Preparations.
8. Haile Selassie Inspecting Troops (UPI/Corbis-Bettmann BE053611)
9. Soldier and Prisoner of War in Ethiopia. A reproduction of a Bonvini photograph. An Italian soldier stands holding the rope binding a prisoner of war's hands.
10. By order of the emperor, armed Abyssinian warriors ride in trucks on their way to the southern front during the Italo-Ethiopian War. Harrar, Ethiopia, ca. 1935.
11. Geneva 22. Exile 33. Portrait

1. Geneva. 2. Exile. 3. England.

Italo-Ethiopian War (from Canada)

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