World War, SOUTHERN THEATRE: Key Towns

Cupped in hills, just a mottled dun patch from the air, lies Harar, Ethiopia's second city. After miles of rocks and dust elaborated only by anthills and scrub, after more miles of hills ugly with boulders and cactus, Harar is a welcome sight. It is an ancient city state, founded by Arabs From across the Red Sea, rich in a peculiar hybrid culture expressed at one extreme by thatched roofs decorated at their pinnacles with bright enameled chamber pots, at the opposite extreme by minarets of the rigid Moslem faith. It is a community of ruinous houses girdled by...

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