Fall of Addis Ababa

Accession Number F01450
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min 20 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Place made East Africa, Ethiopia
Date made May 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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The campaign in Ethiopia and the surrender of Addis Ababa. The viceroy of Italian East Africa, the Duke of Aosta arrives in a Savoia-Marchetti SM 79 to plea for the safety of Addis Abba's civilian population. General Wetherall accepts the Italian surrender. South African sappers construct new bridges.

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