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The Addis Ababa Massacre

Italy's National Shame

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In February 1937, following an abortive attack by a handful of insurgents on Mussolini's High Command in Italian-occupied Ethiopia, 'repression squads' of armed Blackshirts and Fascist civilians were unleashed on the defenseless residents of Addis Ababa. In three terror-filled days and nights of arson, murder and looting, thousands of innocent and unsuspecting men, women and children were roasted alive, shot, bludgeoned, stabbed to death, or blown to pieces with hand-grenades. Meanwhile the notorious Viceroy Rodolfo Graziani, infamous for his atrocities in Libya, took the opportunity to add to the carnage by eliminating the intelligentsia and nobility of the ancient Ethiopian empire in a pogrom that swept across the land. In a richly illustrated and ground-breaking work backed up by meticulous and scholarly research, Ian Campbell reconstructs and analyses one of Fascist Italy's least known atrocities, which he estimates eliminated 19-20 percent of the capital's population. He exposes the hitherto little known cover-up conducted at the highest levels of the British government, which enabled the facts of one of the most hideous civilian massacres of all time to be concealed, and the perpetrators to walk free.

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In February 1937, following an abortive attack by a handful of insurgents on Mussolini's High Command in Italian-occupied Ethiopia, 'repression squads' of armed Blackshirts and Fascist civilians were unleashed on the defenseless residents of Addis Ababa. In three terror-filled days and nights of arson, murder and looting, thousands of innocent and unsuspecting men, women and children were roasted alive, shot, bludgeoned, stabbed to death, or blown to pieces with hand-grenades. Meanwhile the notorious Viceroy Rodolfo Graziani, infamous for his atrocities in Libya, took the opportunity to add to the carnage by eliminating the intelligentsia and nobility of the ancient Ethiopian empire in a pogrom that swept across the land. In a richly illustrated and ground-breaking work backed up by meticulous and scholarly research, Ian Campbell reconstructs and analyses one of Fascist Italy's least known atrocities, which he estimates eliminated 19-20 percent of the capital's population. He exposes the hitherto little known cover-up conducted at the highest levels of the British government, which enabled the facts of one of the most hideous civilian massacres of all time to be concealed, and the perpetrators to walk free.

The Addis Ababa Massacre

Italy's National Shame

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In February 1937, following an abortive attack by a handful of insurgents on Mussolini's High Command in Italian-occupied Ethiopia, 'repression squads' of armed Blackshirts and Fascist civilians were unleashed on the defenseless residents of Addis Ababa. In three terror-filled days and nights of arson, murder and looting, thousands of innocent and unsuspecting men, women and children were roasted alive, shot, bludgeoned, stabbed to death, or blown to pieces with hand-grenades. Meanwhile the notorious Viceroy Rodolfo Graziani, infamous for his atrocities in Libya, took the opportunity to add to the carnage by eliminating the intelligentsia and nobility of the ancient Ethiopian empire in a pogrom that swept across the land. In a richly illustrated and ground-breaking work backed up by meticulous and scholarly research, Ian Campbell reconstructs and analyses one of Fascist Italy's least known atrocities, which he estimates eliminated 19-20 percent of the capital's population. He exposes the hitherto little known cover-up conducted at the highest levels of the British government, which enabled the facts of one of the most hideous civilian massacres of all time to be concealed, and the perpetrators to walk free.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Tables
List of Figures
Abbreviations
Notes on Transliteration
Glossary & Explanatory Note
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
1. Background
Prelude
Addis Ababa on the Eve
Invasion and Occupation
Policies of Repression
Warnings and Forebodings
Yekatit 12
2. The Trigger
Speeches and Shocks
Slaughter at the Palace
3. An Hour of Mayhem
The Circle of Death
Slaughter in Arada
Escape to Qechene
Foreign Dispatches
4. Death in the Afternoon
Curfew (1.0-1.30 pm)
Arrests, Detention, and Murder (1.30-5.00 pm)
A State of Siege
5. Carta Bianca
'Do as You Please!' (4.30-5.00 pm)
Terror Unleashed (5.00-6.45 pm)
Fire and Fury (6.45 pm Friday - 6.00 am Saturday)
Villages of Death
6. The Second Day
The Morning After
The Killing Continues
The Transport Operations
Inside the Municipality
Saturday Afternoon
Mohamedally under Attack
Another Night of Fire and Fury
7. The Third Day
Sunday Morning
'Reprisals Should Cease'
Sunday Afternoon
Blackshirts out of Control (Sunday Night)
A Deadly New Development
8. The Aftermath
The Battlefield
Horrors at the Central Police Station
Flight from the City
Adrenalin Runs High
Terror on the Outskirts
Body Disposal at Gulele
The Detained
The Mystery of Engert's Refugees
9. Roman Justice
Elimination of the Undesirables
The Suspects
The Young Ethiopians
The Nobility and Notables
10. The Reckoning
Who Gave the Order?
The Participants
The Victims
Unsung Heroes
The Death Toll
Conclusion
Robbery With Violence
11. The Cover-Up
Perfect Tranquility
The Emperor Returns
In Memoriam
Appeals for Justice
The Final Sabotage
12. Reflections
Epilogue
Appendix I: Young Ethiopians Executed Following Yekatit 12
Appendix II: Partial List of Addis Ababa-based Nobles and Notables Executed Following Yekatit 12
Appendix III: Telegram of 19 February 1937 from Minister Alessandro Lessona to Provincial Governors
Appendix IV: Phonogram of 21 February 1937 from the Fascist Party Office to the Chef de Cabinet
Appendix V: Photography
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-461) and index.

Copyright Date
2017

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
963/.057
Library of Congress
DT387.9 .C36 2017, DT387.9.C35 2017

Contributors

Foreword
Richard Pankhurst

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xliv, 478 pages
Number of pages
478

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26952921M
ISBN 10
0190674725
ISBN 13
9780190674724
LC Control Number
2017446573
OCLC/WorldCat
960837850

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