MAO GREETS SELASSIE Images of Chairman Mao meeting Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie taken from Chinese Broadcasts. Chinese television technology is far behind the west's capabilities in these 1970's shots.
ETHIOPIAN INVASION Armed soldiers gather in an Ethiopian village. A uniformed Haile Selassie faces the camera; Ethiopian troops are seen from a distance, moving in formation in the countryside, and from close range, carrying weapons; soldiers in the field fire artillery and machine guns at Ethiopians.
HAILE SELASSIE RETURNS Fascinating historical footage of Emperor Haile Selassie I before his exile. After defending themselves against the Italian forces, Ethiopians celebrate the return of the emperor with a parade of soldiers and warriors in full battle dress.
Date: May 8, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:37:00, No Audio
THE EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA GOES INTO EXILE - 1936 Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I and the royal family and close friends seek sanctuary from the British with the defeat of Ethiopia to Italian troops. The royal party disembark from a British ship in Palestine then board a train. The Emperor would spend the next five years in exile returning to Ethiopia in 1941 only after Italy's defeat by United Kingdom and Ethiopian patriot forces.
ETHIOPIAN TRADE FAIR RIOT OVER PICTURES - 1955 A friendly riot erupts at the U.S. Pavilion during the Ethiopian Trade Fair - not over politics but excitement over free color pictures of Emperor Haile Selassie. A free-for-all worthy of a Saks shoe sale breaks out and police move in to restore order.
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