WAR: Hit & Run

The war finally came to Addis Ababa last week. Early one morning a telephone clerk near Dessye called excitedly to say that a huge flight of Italian planes had passed overhead, evidently headed for the Ethiopian capital. Twenty minutes later a sharp-eyed outlook fired a warning gun from the hilltop by the royal palace. Soon ten planes came over the eastern horizon. Traders and warriors in the town rushed into their compounds, blazed away at the sky with ancient muskets, double-barreled elephant guns, Belgian trade rifles, all with no apparent effect. For...

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