Daniel Whittall

Princess Tsehai, Haile Selassie and Crown Prince Asfa-Wossen with Dr Martin, the Abyssinian Minister, June 4th, 1936,

A multiracial community of activists began organising public meetings and rallies in the 1930s, paving the way for the Pan-African Congress of 1945.

Haile Selassie

In October 1935 Mussolini’s Fascist Italian forces invaded Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) at a crucial moment in the run-up to the Second World War. Daniel Whittall looks at the complex issues the invasion raised in Britain and the responses to it, especially from black Britons.