The Africans who fought in WWII

November 9th, 2009 | by addis portal |

For Africa, World War II began not in 1939, but in 1935.
Italian Fascist troops, backed by thousands of Eritrean colonial forces, invaded Ethiopia.

Emperor Haile Selassie was forced to flee to the UK, but others, known as Patriots, fought on. Among them was Jagama Kello. Fifteen years old at the time, he left home and raised a guerrilla force that struck at the Italian invaders.


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