World War: Receive Kindly and Protect

Last week Haile Selassie, who began to think he might soon again be Negus (Emperor of Ethiopia) in fact as well as name, set up field headquarters at Burie, 150 miles from Addis Ababa. Next day he issued a proclamation to his native troops which was a bald-faced misrepresentation even if issued for laudable ends.

"I charge you solemnly to receive kindly and protect those Italians who may surrender to you without arms and not to retaliate with the cruelty that they inflicted upon our people, but to show yourselves to be honorable, humane soldiers.

"Do not forget that when the valiant Ethiopians...

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