The Abyssinian campaigns
the official story of the conquest of Italian East Africa
Ministry of Information - Great Britain, 1942
Military campaigns are one area where Britain has to use tact and diplomacy to present itself correctly. This cover aims to send out a positive message about British relations with Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). The photograph is designed to represent both parties but also indicate a peaceful mood of co-operation. However, to modern eyes this representation has many connections to Britain’s colonial past and would perhaps not be seen as appropriate today.