The Abyssinian War

  • David Footman
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series


It was AB’s fate quite frequently to come into collision with Italians. We have long and angry letters from him to Davis in early 1934 regarding the two Italian mechanics in charge of the garage in the Aidrus Road;

On Friday last I was informed by the faithful Ahmed Said that in flagrant contravention of their new contract, in accordance with which they were to pay for their own electric current, X and Y fixed up a contraption by which the current used by their Kelvinators was registered not in their own meters but in the firm’s …

In course of AB’s vigorous investigation of ‘this nauseating affair’ other facts came to light.


Foreign Currency Railway Wagon Italian Mechanic Munificent Treatment Local Panic 
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