History: See how Ethiopia prepared for war against Italian colonizers in 1935 [VIDEO]
The First Italo-Ethiopian war, which was fought between 1895 and 1896 left a very sour taste in the mouth of Italy. Led by Emperor Menelik II, Ethiopian troops successfully defeated Italian forces and warded off their attempts at colonizing them.
Italyâ€™s second attempt at invading Ethiopia in the Second Italo-Ethiopian War (1935 â€“ 1939) though successful, was also met with strong Ethiopian resistance under the leadership of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Italyâ€™s defeat in World War II, however compelled them to relinquish control over Ethiopia and formally recognize it as an independent nation.
Take a look at the video of Ethiopia preparing for the war in 1935: