Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896: The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia

Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896: The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia

Sean McLachlan Raffaele Ruggeri / May 26, 2020
Armies of the Adowa Campaign The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia In the late th century the new nation state of Italy was eager to join her European neighbors in creating an international empire Italy s eyes turned towards Africa as a source of potential colonie
  • Title: Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896: The Italian Disaster in Ethiopia
  • Author: Sean McLachlan Raffaele Ruggeri
  • ISBN: 9781849084574
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the late 19th century, the new nation state of Italy was eager to join her European neighbors in creating an international empire Italy s eyes turned towards Africa as a source of potential colonies Most of the continent had already been carved up between the Great Powers but Italy succeeded in securing a foothold in Eritrea on the Red Sea coast, a vassal of the EmperIn the late 19th century, the new nation state of Italy was eager to join her European neighbors in creating an international empire Italy s eyes turned towards Africa as a source of potential colonies Most of the continent had already been carved up between the Great Powers but Italy succeeded in securing a foothold in Eritrea on the Red Sea coast, a vassal of the Emperor of Ethiopia Trade and other links were established with the Ethiopian empire but quarrels regarding the interpretation of a particular clause led to Ethiopian support for uprisings in Eritrea Italian troops entered northern Ethiopia and captured Adowa, the capital of the Tigray province Full scale war broke out and this new Osprey title tracks every development in the battle and the men who fought in it.
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      • Sean McLachlan Raffaele Ruggeri

        Sean McLachlan is a former archaeologist who worked for many years on excavations in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States Now a full time writer, he specializes in fiction, history, and adventure travel In 2013 he won the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for his Iraq reportage.Sean is busy working on three fiction series Toxic World post apocalyptic science fiction , House Divided Civil War horror , and the Trench Raiders action series set in World War One.Half of Sean s time is spent on the road researching and writing He s traveled to than 30 countries, interviewing nomads in Somaliland, climbing to clifftop monasteries in Ethiopia, studying Crusader castles in Syria, and exploring caves in his favorite state of Missouri.Sean is always happy to hear from his readers, so drop him a line via his blog


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    1. Another garage sale gem, I cannot possibly give a higher rating for this Osprey series book This is about as perfect as possible for an entry level book on the Italian affairs in Africa Very well written, a multitude of photographs showing the real terrain and period images of the troops, and some of the finest color plates you will ever see Mr McLachlan paints a vivid picture of the setting, and gives a great deal of insights into the Ethiopian politics and leadership struggles The Italians are [...]


    2. Armies of the Adowa Campaign gives an excellent overview of prelude, campaign and battle in 1896 McLachlan obviously knows his stuff, with good descriptions of the battlefield and the Ethiopian army As far as I m concerned, it s a pity that it was not published in the Campaign series because I would have loved maps of the battlefield.Italy was drawn into the Red Sea region through trading ties on the coast of Eritrea and with a little encouragement of the British the Italian government set offi [...]


    3. Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896, Osprey Men at Arms 471 Written by Sean McLachlan, and Illustrated by Raffaele Ruggeri, Copyright 2011, 48 pages Scope bigCompleteness fairAppeal high Accuracy not able to judgeThe late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were the age of imperialism It was during this period that many of the developed, powerful, primarily European nations engaged in campaigns of conquest and control throughout the lesser developed, primarily African and Asian portions of [...]


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