Posted on the right is a report on the start of the Italian adventures in Ethiopia:
"The dispute arose over alleged trespasses by Ethiopians on Italian possessions in Eritrea and Italian Somaliland, in East Africa."
"A solemn declaration of Abyssinia's peaceful intentions toward Italy was read in broken but emphatic Italian to representatives of the foreign press in Rome by the nervous and impassioned Negradsa Yesus, Abyssinian Charge d' Affaires. In fervent tones he asserted that Abyssinia's intentions were so peaceful 'that if Italy remained without a single soldier and without a single gun in her colonies, Abyssinia would not touch a single stone.'"
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Italian Fascist Party Officer Wool Tunic