Italian Forces, Invasion of Ethiopia Infantry Corporal, Calabria Regiment, Slla Division “ This soldier is typical of the infantryman on colonial service. The popular sand-goggles and a Mannlicher Carcano Model 91 Fanteria rifle complete his.
TIL Germany decided to retroactively pay pensions to african soldiers that served in the imperial colonial army. Claimants were handed a broom and ordered in German to perform the manual of arms. Not one of them failed the test.
Italian Forces, Second Italo-Ethiopian War Milite, Ill Centuria Lavoratorl, MVSN “ Many photographs of Fascist militiamen and ordinary Italian infantry soldiers taken during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War show them in this guise.