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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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The Third Day

The Third Day

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(p.187) 7 The Third Day
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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/9780190674724.003.0008

On Sunday 21st February the massacre continued but was officially terminated by the Fascist Party officials in Addis Ababa at noon. Believed to have been on the orders of Mussolini, who was concerned about news of the massacre demonstrating to the international community that the Italians were actually not in control of Ethiopia, the termination angered the Blackshirts, who defied the Party officials by continuing the killing in the suburbs throughout the third day.

Keywords:   Tamrat Istifanos, Carabinieri, Blackshirts, Tekle Tsadiq Mekuria, Consolata Mission, Angelo Del Boca, Piazza, Hyenas, Siddist Kilo

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