Britain Supports Ethiopia
In December 1935, shortly after the Italian invasion, Britain and France entered into a secret pact to partition Ethiopia for the benefit of Mussolini. When the proposed pact became public knowledge, most British citizenry acted with shock and contempt at their own government.
While a small group of British fascists led by Oswald Mosley supported Italy, and despite the fact that Britain was an imperial power with significant possessions on the African continent, the majority of the British public sought justice for Ethiopia.
Who supported Ethiopia and why? And how did they conceive of this African kingdom?
The Abyssinian Association
Investigate one of the premier British organisations that pursued justice for Ethiopia
Investigate a set of responses to Italy's invasion of Ethiopia from across British society
Investigate political cartoons of the day, which reference Italy's invasion of Ethiopia