56 - Haile Selassie’s Mongrel Foreign Legion.
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In the classic narrative WWII starts with the invasion of Poland in 1939, though for the Chinese it started with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931. Wikipedia solves the start date by stating ‘relate conflicts started earlier’, and that is what we’ll be looking at today the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 and those foreigners who volunteered to fight for Haile Selassie. I’m joined by Christopher Othen he is the author of the Lost Lions of Judah: Haile Selassie’s Mongrel Foreign Leg