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The Addis Ababa MassacreItaly's National Shame$
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Ian Campbell

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190674724

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190674724.001.0001

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Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon

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(p.91) 4 Death in the Afternoon
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The Addis Ababa Massacre
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Ian Campbell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190674724.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the curfew declared by the Italians one hour after the attack on Graziani, the arrests and detention of Ethiopians that followed, and atrocities carried out by Blackshirts and Fascist civilians in Addis Ababa during the course of the afternoon. An account is also provided of the siege laid to the city by the Italian military, deploying armored cars, tanks, and the Italian Air Force. The chapter provides information on the establishment of temporary detention camps, based on the testimony of eye witnesses.

Keywords:   detention camps, Blackshirts, Camicie Nere, Temesgen Gebre, Tekle Maryam Kiflom, Municipality Office, Menelik Mausoleum, Albert Bodard, Carabinieri

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