Amedeo: A True Story of Love and War in Abyssinia PDF

Amedeo: A True Story of Love and War in Abyssinia ➼ Amedeo: A True Story of Love and War in Abyssinia Free ➲ Author Sebastian OKelly – War time love story set in Abyssinia Eritrea and the Yemen 1935 1945 Amedeo Guillet is still alive and living in County Meath Ireland Khadija is lostThis is the story of Amedeo Guillet – an Italian War time love story set in Abyssinia True Story PDF/EPUB ¿ Eritrea and the Yemen Amedeo Guillet is still alive and living in County Meath Ireland Khadija is lostThis is the story of Amedeo Guillet – an Italian calvary officer who was sent out to Abyssinia as part of Amedeo: A PDF or Mussolini’s army to establish and command a troupe of Spahis – or Arabic calvary He met and fell in love with Khadija – a beautiful Ethiopian Muslim Together they held up the British lorries heaving up the mountain road to Asmara and blew up the important Ponte A True Story Kindle Ñ Aosta Eventually captured Amedeo went on the run disguised as an Arab eventually making it to Yemen only to be thrown in jailThis is a rare view of the Second World War from an Italian perpective; particularly valuable are the chapters that tell the story of Italian resistance A True Story of Love ePUB ½ to the Nazis and their subseuent withdrawal from Italy in There are few stories cinemagraphic than this – Fascist Italy his early years in Ethiopia commanding the Cossack like Spahis the brutal Abyssinian war waged by the Duce Italian and British colonial rivalry; Amedeo led the last ever cavalry charge the British army faced Eritrea – they were massacred by tanks and sub machine guns defeat and guerrilla warfare against the British; then flight disguised as an Arab imprisonment in the Yemen and a great love lost as he leaves his beloved Khadija behind to face her future alone and returns to Italy to A True Story of Love ePUB ½ his fiancée and a career as a distinguished Italian diplomat and ArabistAmedeo is still alive and living in County Meath Ireland Sebastian O’Kelly is a journalist for the Mail and Telegraph and has Amedeo’s full co operation in writing this bookThis is a very valuable and absolutely stunning story beautifully told by O’Kelly.

9 thoughts on “Amedeo: A True Story of Love and War in Abyssinia

  1. JD JD says:

    An interesting book that combines the life of Italian nobleman and officer Amadeo Guillet and the history of Italy's colonial ventures in Africa The book is not as riveting as I expected it would be because Amadeo had a full and interesting life but sadly the writing style gets too romantical at times and off track sometimes when it focuses on other characters that bring very little to the story chapter 1517 Well worth the read though because of it's subject matter

  2. Babak Fakhamzadeh Babak Fakhamzadeh says:

    The book's a factual account of the story of Amedeo Guillet an Italian commander during the second world war in Italian occupied Libya and eastern Africa The author mixes Amedeo's personal story with informational occasionally detailed but always well written historical accounts and backgrounds for Italy's adventures as a colonial power in Africa Although Amedeo's story is uite spectacular nearly being killed on numerous occasions fighting on for the Italians long after the Italians surrendered to the Allied forces escaping to the Yemen struggling to get back to Italy only to volunteer to continue fighting immediately the first couple of chapters are a bit confusing at times when the mix of historical fact and personal although factual adventure is a bit too fluid It not always being clear when historical accounts stop and personal memories continue Nevertheless the author has captured uite an amazing story and has been able to write it down in an enjoyable style keeping the suspense in the personal tale and supplying a very good backdrop of information on Italy's reasons for its conuests

  3. Lee Broderick Lee Broderick says:

    I couldn't uite become engaged with this Whether that was because of the author's style or because I was suffering the worst side effects of larium I've ever experienced I don't know Nevertheless it's an account of both a fascinating life and a forgotten footnote to World War 2 African history and the collapse of European imperialism

  4. George Moriarty George Moriarty says:

    Worth the read for a different perspective on WWII I've not read any before this on Italy in Africa but not the best writing in the world A uniue personal story though

  5. Andrew Collins Andrew Collins says:

    This biography of Amedeo Guillet is remarkable for 2 reasons; first for the intimate detail it encompasses and secondly for the exceptional life it relates Guillet was from and aristocratic Italian family joining the Royal Italian army at the age of 18 A great euestrian his departure for the Ethiopian War in 1936 prevented his taking part in the Olympics that year He then saw service in the Spanish Civil War In the build up to the Second World War he was posted back to Africa Orientale Italiana Eritrea Somalia and Ethiopia where under the Duke of Aosta he formed a highly effective group of native cavalry earning the nickname of 'the Devil Commander' At one stage he led a cavalry charge against British tanks with remarkable success As Italian forces withdrew Guillet went 'underground' and was than once within inches of losing his life Throughmany tortuous adventures he made it back to Italy leaving the army for a successful diplomatic career After retirement he settled in Ireland where he hunted enthusiastically The author of the book Sebastian O'Kelly was a neighbour affording the time to garner the fascinating detail that appears in the workThrough all the story runs a thread of romance and as a background the rise and fall of Mussolini and fascism the end of the Monarchy and the growth and loss of Africa Orientale ItalianaEasy to read with copious photographs and just a truly fascinating tale of a very remarkable man

  6. Tinea Tinea says:

    OK Some things the world needs to stop romanticizing fascism colonialism and the exploits of soldiers who dedicate their bodies as weapons in pursuit of these goals That said the cover of Amedeo promised sabres horses and women and it sure did deliver God damn that Amedeo was a motherfucker leading cavalry charges against tanks beheading dudes in said tanks when they peaked out to see what the hell was going on refusing to stop fighting when the entire rest of his country gave up crawling through deserts and getting his ass beat and getting gangrenous in prison and generally suffering in horribly brutal ways but persevering and living to tell his World War II story to an Irish journalist in 2002 The author sort of forgives his fascism by pretending Amedeo was actually fighting for Eritrean independence from British supported Haile Selassie's Ethiopian Empire but getting real here we understand that the dude was a total soldierly bastard the kind that willingly gives up all independent moral thought to become a fighting automaton What makes Amedeo cool is that his fuse short circuited and despite a rich wife in Italy and a gun totin girlfriend in Tigray both of whom only wanted to make a happy settled home with the guy he just kept fighting for no reason whatsoever regardless of the number of opportunities for peaceful comfortable existence offered him Dude tells a good story

  7. Khalid Khalid says:

    The book conveys the story of Amedeo Guillet an Italian cavalry officer who was sent out to Abyssinia as part of Mussolini's army to establish and command a troupe of 2000 cavalry He met and fell in love with Khadija a beautiful Ethiopian who became his constant companion during the early years of World War II Amedeo had only a ragged band of followers who alone were fighting on against the British as guerilla fighters after the rest of the army had surrendered After The war Amedeo entered the Italian diplomatic service representing Italy in Egypt Yemen Jordan Morocco and finally as ambassador to India

  8. Savasandir Savasandir says:

    Che incredibile avventuraUna vita che è un romanzo Il romanzo di una vita Storia di un eroe italiano che il nostro Paese ha dimenticato troppo in fretta

  9. Philip Philip says:

    I loved this story and think it should be made into a huge movie I find this part of the world fascinating so I am a little biased

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