A Mistranslated Peace Treaty Led to the Brutal First Italo-Ethiopian War

What started out as a miscommunication escalated to full-scale conflict.

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  • The Battle of Adwa, 1896.Photo Credit: Wikipedia
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  • Emperor Menelik II in coronation garb.

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  • Italian prisoners of war, 1897.

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