1st Italo–Ethiopian war
Conflict In Late 19th Century Ethiopia
This period of conflict starts with General Napier's expedition to "chastise" Emperor Tewodros II and ends with the Battle of Adowa, in which Emperor Menelik II's indigenous Ethiopian army crushed the military might of Italy.
Ethiopian Battles In The Late C19th
Map of significant battles between Ethiopian Emperors Tewodros II, Yohannes IV, and Menelik II and the forces of Britain, Egypt, and Italy.
Battle of Adowa Timeline
On the night of 29 February, 1896, four Italian brigades marched to a line of defensive peaks overlooking the Ethiopian camp at Adowa. Find out why this turned into such a significant defeat for a European power.
The Battle of Adowa Map
A map of this fascinating battle between the forces of General Oreste Baratieri, Italian governor of Eritrea, and Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia.