Fascist Stones Are Moved After The Battle Of Gondar

Though the Battle of Gondar, in November 1941, marked the Italian surrender to the Allies, the fighting was not over. Pockets of Italian soldiers continued to fight for nearly two more years — launching guerilla campaigns against the Allies in East Africa. It wasn’t until the Armistice of Cassibile was signed on 3 September 1943 that things really came to an end.

But here you can see Nigerian soldiers of the Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF) as they carry Fascist Italian monumental stones. These stones had marked the border between Italian East Africa and Kenya. An important moment, heavy with symbolism, was caught on camera in December 1941.


Battle of Gondar


Near Libat, Garissa County, Kenya.

December 1941.

Image taken by Lt. H. J. Clements, No. 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit. 

Credit: Anti-Worlds