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Mussolini Invades Abyssinia

1935

Mussolini's map

1935G

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', February 15, 1935

Mussolini lays claim to Abyssinia (Ethiopia).

1935C

By Low, 'Evening Standard', May 10, 1935

1935H

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', July 2, 1935

Civilization
Solemn pledge not to use war as an instument for policy
Signed -- Mussolini Big Chief of Italian Tribes
Backward Warrior: - "White woman no understand. Me Big Chief can write but not read. Must obey call of national honor."

1965I

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', July 24, 1935

1935A

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', August 15, 1935

Britain and France secretly agree to give Abyssinia to Italy.

1935J

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', August 22, 1935

The Line-Up

1935B

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', August 31, 1935

The Emperor of Abyssina, Haile Selassie, appealed for help to the League of Nations.

1935K

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', September 4, 1935

The League ordered its members to impose sanctions. These sanctions were fundamentally ineffective as they excluded an oil embargo - the only true sanction to halt the Italian war effort.

1935D

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', September 16, 1935

By testing the waters, Mussolini was also challenging a British vital interest.

1935E

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', October 4, 1935

Italy's Mussolini invades Ethiopia on October 1, 1935.

1935L

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', October 11, 1935

1935F

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', October 16, 1935

1935N

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', October 28, 1935

Shutting the stable door after the horse (Mussolini) has bolted.

1935O

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', December 13, 1935

Depected: Laval delivers Haile Salassie to Mussolini's Christmas stocking.

The British Foreign Secretary, Samuel Hoare, and the French Prime Minister, Pierre Laval, concocted a secret treaty (the Hoare-Laval Pact) which agreed to carve up Abyssinia.

Epilog

T.E. Lawrence
(Lawrence of Arabia)

Died May 19, 1935 in a Motorcycle Accident

Lawrence of Arabia burial
Lawrence of Arabia funeral again

Stone Effigy by Kennington