Italian 
Campaign for Ethiopia

Medal recognizing the 1935-6 War by John Norris In 1928, six years after Benito Mussolini was appointed Prime Minister, Italy and Ethiopia entered into a 20-year “Friendship Treaty” that allowed Ethiopia to use the Italian-controlled port facilities at Assab in … More »

Italian Cross for War Merit

By John Norris On May 23 1915, Italy declared war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In doing so, it became the latest country to become involved the pan-European war that was expanding to become a world-wide war. There was a long … More »