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CV-3-33 captured by Ethiopia 1935-1936

This is an Italian CV-33 tankette, captured by the Ethiopians during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War (1935-1936). The picture is apparently from 1935. Dreaming of a colonial empire like the other European powers had, fascist Italy invaded Ethiopia and annexed after a bloody struggle that left tens of thousands of dead and up to two hundred thousand wounded (sources vary). Italian technological superiority was making a huge difference but the (usually poorly armed) defenders were able to mount stiff resistance and even defeat the Italians on occasion.

For more info, read Listy’s article on the same topic.

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