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May 1936

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F5 Escort
Commissioned 1 May 1936

On 5 May 1936, Italian troops invaded Addis Ababa during the Second Italian Abyssinian War, making it the capital of Italian East Africa from 1936 to 1941, and calling it by the Italian rendition of its name, Addis Abeba.

On 7 May 1936, Italy annexes Ethiopia.

On 9 May 1936, Ethiopia, and Italian Somaliland. Italian East Africa Italian: Africa Orientale Italiana was an Italian colony established in 1936, resulting from the merger of the Ethiopian Empire with the colonies of Italian Somaliland and Italian Eritrea.

F9 Escort
Launched 11 May 1936

F10 Escort
Launched 11 May 1936

On 12 May 1936, The first prototype of the Messerschmitt Bf 110 made its maiden flight from Augsburg-Haunstetten, Germany, with test pilot Rudolf Opitz at the controls.

Z10 Hans Lody Destroyer
Launched 14 May 1936

F6 Escort
Commissioned 25 May 1936

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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