We held our annual President's Cup Competition at our all-day meeting on Saturday 10 September and N R (Tom) Handley was the winner.

The War in Ethiopia - Fighting the Italians 


The display in the main showed censored mail to or from Ethiopia during 1935/36 following the Italian invasion which started on 3 October 1935. However, the display started off with an earlier altercation between the Italians and Ethiopians - in 1896 when the Italians were eyeing up the pastures of Ethiopia for their own farmers from neighbouring Eritrea. Here are three scans which provide a flavour of the display and also provide additional narrative.


Joint second were Alistair Kennedy with "The British Operations at Antwerp in October 1914" and John Leathes with "Western Baltic U-Boat Bases".

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