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Abyssinian Expedition 1868

Randy Bond - 8Apr10 3:32PM

"A Victorian campaign in Africa that reveals the organizational skill of British commanders in hostile and unknown terrain. Emperor Theodore of Abyssinia, piqued by British disinterest in his remote empire, imprisons a British Envoy and other Europeans. In 1868 a column under Robert Napier, extensively outfitted, superbly organized, marches to Theodore's capital at Magdala. Defeated in his initial attack on the British, Theodore releases the hostages, but unappeased, the British storm and destroy the citadel, leaving Theodore dead before returning home."

Royal Naval Brigade Rocket Battery
Wm. Hocker Set 74 (showing 7 of the 10 pieces)

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