Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands visits Ethiopia. Traffic on the streets and buildings in the foreground. The Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie welcomes the Prince. The Emperor and the Prince seated in chairs. Bernhard and Selassie stand with an official. The Emperor greets the Prince. The Prince with his party members in a hall. Officials and dignitaries in the hall. The Prince and the Emperor seated around a table with other dignitaries and officials. A close up of both talking. A view of traffic and buildings.
Actions of Italy leading up to World War II. Animated map shows Japan and the Sea of Japan on world globe. Benito Mussolini gives a speech. Italian troops invade Ethiopia. Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie addressing the League of Nations. Eithiopian native leaders and tribal soldiers gather with Emperor Selassie and pledge allegiance to him and Ethiopia at a rally against the Italian invasion. Ethiopian fighters with spears and bare feet battling well-armed Italian soldiers in vain. Newspaper heading reads 'Mussolini invades Ethiopia'. Italian aircraft drops bombs on Ethiopia. President Franklin Roosevelt in his speech denounces the Italians invading Ethiopia. Adolf Hitler raises his hand. German troops lined up.
Start of the 2nd Italo-Ethiopian War (Second Italo-Abyssinian War).Map shows Red Sea, Arabian peninsula, and Africa, and highlighting Ethiopia and its capital, Addis Ababa, along with Djibouti and the regions of Erythree (Eritrea) and Somalie Italienne (Italian Somaliland). Following border controversies, Narrator states the matter came to a head when Italian and Ethiopian elements clashed at Welwel oasis (aka Walwal, or Ual-Ual).on November 26, and again, on December 4, 1934. Views of League of Nations council reviewing the situation. (They later concluded, on October 7, 1935, that Italy violated Article 12 of the League Covenant, by its invasion on October 3rd.) Crowds are seen demonstrating in Ethiopia. Italian forces are seen embarked on a ship as part of Italy's force buildup. Italian forces, including armor and infantry, are seen in their wholesale invasion from Eritrea, into Ethiopia, on October 3, 1935. With war declared, Ethopian troops muster in areas of the Capital, Addis Ababa. Ethopian tribesmen are seen answering the call to arms
Soldiers and civilians march in Addis Ababa, Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in a lavish ceremony celebrating the coronation of Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia. Newsreel slate indicates the affair cost 4 million dollars. Native people gathered to see the parade. Troops and civilians march. Dignitaries from foreign countries present at the event. People watch from balconies. Officials talk to tribal people. Cavalry soldiers march. Emperor of Abyssinia (Emperor of Ethiopia) Haile Selassie I (also previously known as Ras Tafari, on whom the Rastafari movement is based), seated on the throne at the top of a hill watches parade of soldiers and civilians. People watch as cavalry troops march followed by soldiers.
Prince of Uoghera, Ayalew Birru, being hailed by thousands of people on his birthday in Ethiopia, Africa. The troops and horsemen and a large group of men walk on a path, in Ethiopia. Trees are lined on one side of the path and several huts in view on a small hill behind. The troops enter an open court. The Prince of Uoghera sits on a chair and the troops stand around him, in the open court. The troops hail the Prince on his birthday. The group of men gather in the court.
Queen Elizabeth of England arrives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. People gather at the airport to greet the queen. An airplane parked on the airport. Queen meets officials and dignitaries of Ethiopia. She is greeted by Emperor Haile Selassie. Queen seated in an imperial carriage and arrives at the Africa Hall where a large crowd welcomes her. Tribesmen perform a traditional act for the Queen on the ground.