Diary of a Journey to Abyssinia, 1868: With the Expedition Under Sir Robert Napier, K.C.S.I. : the Diary and Observations of William Simpson of the Illustrated London News

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Tsehai Publishers, 2002 - Abyssinian Expedition, 1867-1868 - 196 pages
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The Expedition to Magdala of 1867-1868 was a memorable event in British Military history of warfare in general, and in the history of Ethiopia. Meticulously planned and executed, the campaign was a triumph for its commander, Sir Robert Napier. It was notable for the use of Elephants imported from India, the building of a port railway and the use of breech-loading rifles, the first time they employed in War.
  

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Contents

Richard Pankhurst
5
Peter Harrington
26
London to Annesley
41
The Journey to Adigerat
47
Adigerat to Antalo
61
Antalo to
72
Lat to Dalanta Plain
80
PART VI
93
The Design of the Abyssinian Medal
143
British Military Officers Mentioned in Text
156
Notes Listed by Chapter
162
Bibliography
186
Index
193
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About the author (2002)

Professor Richard Pankhurst is Sylvia Pankhurst's only child and was an adult throughout much of the period covered by this book. Using largely unpublished materials, he traces his mother's opposition to Italian Fascism and advocacy of Ethiopian independence. The author, who bore witness to his mother's political activities on behalf of Ethiopia, and other victims of Fascism, is a historian of the country where he resides with his wife Rita. He has written extensively on many aspects of Ethiopian history, and is the author of a biography of his mother's earlier life, Sylvia Pankhurst: Artist.

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