Events for Thursday 5th May 2022

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
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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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