Ethiopia Date:1936 Duration:1 min 40 sec Sound:Yes
A newsreel titled 'Victory crowns Italian march through Ethiopia.' Film opens showing Italian troops riding in a column of armored personnel carriers. Closeup of Italian soldiers riding in one. An open truck moving uphill on sandy ground helped by Italian infantrymen who push on its sides. Italian soldiers manually moving an artillery piece up a shallow slope, as viewed through a thicket of bamboo. Soldiers running beside a canvas covered army truck that is out of control and rolling rapidly backwards downhill. It stops suddenly, as it hits a tree. An airplane is seen maneuvering low over some hills. Next, white smoke rises from the area. Italian infantry running freely and rapidly towards a native village of houses made mud, sticks, and thatch. Gunfire is heard. Then, two Italian officers are seen standing near some Ethiopian tribesmen prisoners seated on the ground. Italian Colonial troops carrying a wounded comrade in a sling. View from an overlooking hill of Ethiopian tribesmen prisoners in an outdoor enclosure. Closeups of some of the prisoners. Italian officers standing near a large stack of captured arms. Closeups of the stacked rifles and of an artillery piece. More prisoner closeups. Stacks of captured small indivual boxes containing rifle cartridges. Marshal of Italy, Pietro Badoglio, and another officer are seen at TC:01:06 through 01:10. Italian troops marching past the frame and propeller of an aircraft completely devoid of covering. Glimpse of Italian Camel Corps contingent. Mounted Italian cavalry dressed in ponchos and carrying the flag of the Kingdom of Italy, ride over a small bridge. A good number of Ethiopian tribal men and some women dancing and singing as Italian officers and troops pass on horseback. The Ethiopians bow in unison. The leading Italian officer salutes. Closeup of Italian officer by the Kingdom of Italy flag.. A large number of Ethiopians, some carrying large umbrellas, follow the Italians.
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