Italian Colonial Army

Italian troops designed for the 1935-6 Italo-Ethiopian War.

In 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia from its colonies in Eritrea and Italian Somalia. After the conquest, Italy consolidated the territories into Italian East Africa.

These figures can also be used for the pacification of Libya (1923-32), the East Africa campaign in 1940-41, and World War II in the Western Desert.

For more troops of the campaigns in the Western Desert in World War II, see the Italians in the World War II section of the catalog.

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