Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 15, 1935 · Page 5
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 5

Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 15, 1935
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Tuesday, Getobsr 15,1936 * r >^v^^^y^i^^fn^ r • * * ' ;»' * *, , HOPE ARKANSAS H. V. Drees, Staff Cameraman for NEA, on Ethiopian Front Military secrecy is maintained about the bomb-proof dugout being built on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Above a soldier warns uwny a native who has strayed into the construction area. In the background is an aerial mast of the radio station that links Ethiopia with civilization. The Ethiopian Air Force consists of a single plane that is in fighting trim. Here J. Robinson, the American negro aviator, is pictured behind the machine gun mounted in the observer's cockpit. He faces an aerial vert-ion of Horatio at the bridge in the event Italy's roaring squadrons attack. Ethiopian's women are ready to fight, too. A veteran of the battle of Adowa, where the Italians were defeated in 1896, 60-year-old Ferne- lekha has asked Emperor Haile Selassie for a gun with which to fight again. Her hand and aye are as steady in handling a pistol as at Adowa, where she claims to have killed 50 enemies. Fear of air raids and, shelling by enemy artillery motivates Ethiopian war preparations near Addis Ababa, pictured by H. V. Dress, NBA' Service staff photograpther. A European engineer is pictured leaning over the parapet of a trench to direct a native working on a bomb-proofs dugout to shelter thousands. Armed with ancient rifles, muskets and awesome sabers, the savage tribesmen of Ethiopia's interior comprise the most unpredictable factor in the showing their country make against Italy's modern armies. They trot towards the front led by tribal chiefs mounted on donkeys. The bright gleam of shining wood and ominous blue steel holds the interest of these Ethiopian troops as they examine the new automatic rille presented them by Emperor Haile Selassie. • Brought secretly to Addis Ababa from India to defend, the British Legation, it was feared at first that the arrival of the Sikh guards might cause alarm. This first -picture .permitted! ;'to be made of them, was taken as they paraded before their tents on the legation grounds prior to going on duty. With Avar clouds thickening-, the customs quay at Djlbuti is a hive of activity, with huge consign, nients of goods being rushed, through the French colony's capital to Ethiopia. Here is shown n section of. the wharf with natives busily engaged in unloading ;i shipment of freight. Jn the background stands the governor's palace. »~v, v ., ' Motive power on the Djiuuti-Addis Ababa railway line is of the !il) ynirs ago typo. Hern is shown one of the ramshackle loc-o- moiiv.-s that jnift' over the route, before it started on its, run from the Somaliland, seaport. Its railroad damaged badly by heavy summer rains, JHhiopfa- has rushed mtfny troops to points along the line to aid in repair work. Here is shown a work train loaded with roadbed materials, and carrying troops as it proceeds between Duanle and Diradawa. In tlie background, ar0 tower* ing mountains frowning down on the barren plain, Center of the business district of Djibuti is Menelik place, a section of which is shown here, arched windows and doors o( an ancient style of architecture predominating in the low buildings. From this city ol 10,000 in French Somuhland runs the only railway line to Ethiopia, carrying most of the goods that enter and are shipped from Addis Ababa. With only one plane in fighting trim," the arrival of this new two-seated plane at Addis Ababa brought joy to Ethiopia's air force. Mechanics are shown wheeling the craft out of its hangar for the test flight. Antiquated planes arc ^4 to fly munilions to lhe f ro , n . r •',».* I'ride of limperor Huile Selassie's armies, the Imperial Guard here is shown in a great parade near Addis Ababa before leaving for the Ogaden trout to face the Italian invaders. Throngs oE natives watched, the crack regiment as it marched by in the valley, behind which \vooded_ slopes rose to meet -•••-•- yj.g bare iuou,j)tai.aj {«.»• is lUe b

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