Italy annexes Ethiopia 80 years ago tonight (May 9 1936)

Video: 'Benito Mussolini - Roma: Discorso del 9 Maggio 1936 (Con Testo)'

(Saturday, May 9, 1936) — Italian Premier Benito Mussolini announced the annexation of Ethiopia tonight and proclaimed Italian East Africa in a triumphant speech from the balcony of the Palazzo Venezia.

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