Events for Saturday 5th May 2012

On This Day in History

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WWII: Eithopia Liberated

5th May 1941

On 6 April 1941, Addis Ababa was liberated by General Alan Cunningham's force. Emperor Haile Selassie made a formal entry to the city on 5 May. This was five years after being forced to flee when the Italians captured his capital on 5th May 1936 during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.

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Bare Feet & Bandoliers
(Hardback - 336 pages)
by David Shireff

This is the story of two remarkable 'firsts'. It is the story of the first successful attempt by Allied forces during the Second World War to support and sustain a local resistance movement with regular forces in enemy-held territory.
It is also the story of how Ethiopia became… Read more...

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The Matford Centre, Exeter EX2 8FD

Wargaming in Exeter

Legionary is an annual wargames convention,with both participation and demonstration games, tournaments, an ever popular bring and buy, and offering the widest choice in wargaming retail therapy in the South West. And following our move to the Matford centre last year it will all be under one roof!

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