Britain Supports Ethiopia
Outrage over the invasion of Ethiopia was not reserved for the elite of British society, neither by citizens in the big cities, nor by politicians.
Evidence no.1: Welsh Tinplate Trade Workers
Evidence no.2: Honiton, Devonshire
Evidence no.3: a poem for "St. George, Patron of Abyssinia"
Published in New Times & Ethiopia News, May 1937, by M. Snow
I met the solider of the crimson cross,
And he was flying, blinded in despair,
From Africa, where once the beast had loss,
And he had triumph; but he stays not there.
“a trodden helm”. He said, “a broken sword
Are mine; there was a country, all my own;
But she is lying as a thing abhorred,
Unburied, unbewailed by flower or stone”.
What though beyond the seas a nation stand
Called also by my name, untouched and bright?
What do i care for any other land
But her, but her, whose setting is my night?
Let Ethiopia sine in blameless pride;
But England is my own, and she has died.
Note that St. George is the patron saint of both England and Ethiopia!