On March 1, 1896 one of the most important events in Western imperial history took place; it was the Battle of Adwa. In this one decisive battle, Ethiopia defeated Italy and threatened to drive the Italians into the sea. Crushed by the Ethiopians, Italy’s entire foreign policy was upended for decades. Hundreds of thousands of… Continue reading The Colonized Strike Back: The Battle of Adwa /// 73
The following maps and illustrations serve as a complement to episode 73 detailing the history of the Battle of Adwa. References: The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the age of Empire by Raymond Jonas (2011). Battle of Adwa edited by Paul Milkias and Getachew Metaferia (2005).