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    In October 1935, the Italian army invaded Abyssinia. First graphic pictures of Mussolini's troops entering?

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Graphic first pictures show entry of invaders into Aksum, sacred former capital of Abyssinia, following fall of Adowa

    ABYSSINIA: Aksum

    Adowa, Abyssinia: Long & semi air view of Adowa. long view of Italians approaching thru bush. Semi view of mules past camera. Long view of troops advancing over broken country. Gen. view advance, tree in foreground. Semi view of Italians walking thru Adowa with flag. Semi view of Abyssinia holding up White flag. Semi view of Italian troops running over rough ground. Long view of Abyssinia Holy man walking to Italian commander who kisses it. (Crucifix). Cu. commander on horseback holding up hand, ground shot, horses leg in foreground of Abyssinian holy men bowing to commander. Long view of Italian Legation, semi view of wrecked room and cu. pan. wrecked desk and papers. Gen. view troops hoist Italian flag. Cu. of Italian flag Mt. in background

    Gen air view and semi air view of Aksum. Semi vie of Ascaris Troops advancing carrying machine gun. Semi view set up small artillery gun. Cu. ascaris soldier behind machine gun sights ready to fire. Gen. top view Ascaris troops rushing past Egyptian Monument. Semi view of Ascaris dashing past. Cu. of Italian General watching. Long view Ascaris troops running and top view charging Town. Semi view of General talking to Native chief. Cu. of Abyssinian Chieftain. Effect shot thru arch of church, gen. view of church (This is the church to which the Queen of Shba brought holy ark.)
    Background: In October 1935, the Italian army invaded Abyssinia. First graphic pictures of Mussolini's troops entering the sacred former capital of Abyssina Aksum following the fall of Adowa.
    The advance was led by Eritrean troops.

    Aduwa; Ethiopia; Italian-Abyssinian Conflict; Military - Active; Camera Effects; Italy

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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