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8 Oct 1935

Abyssinia
  • The Italian Army entered Makalle, Abyssinia. General Emilio de Bono declared that slavery was abolished in Abyssinia, and dispatched emissaries all over the Tigre province to spread the news that Italian rule was going to be beneficent. Benito Mussolini was livid. ww2dbase [Invasion of Abyssinia | Makalle | AC]

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