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La Guerra D'etiopia
La Guerra D'etiopia
By Pietro Badoglio
Mondadori, 1936, 249 pp

This work by the commander who led the victorious Italians to Addis Ababa has a different tone. Badoglio is much more discreet, both about his relations with II Duce, who was always telegraphing orders to speed up the campaign, and about such unpleasant things as the use of gas by the Italians. Even so, his book affords ample testimony to the effects of Italian Schrechlichkeit on the Negus' armies. Besides an introduction by Mussolini, there are numerous documents, photographs, and a carton of nine colored topographic maps illustrating the major engagements.