Wednesday, May 7, 2014

መፍጨት ላግዝሽ ሲሏት መጅ ደበቀች እንዲሉ ነው፡፡

ማን ያውራ የነበረ፣ ማን ያርዳ የቀበረ እንዲሉ ስለ ኤርትራውያን ባንዳዎች በወቅቱ የነበሩና የታዘቡ ሰዎች የፃፉትን ከዚህ በታች በመመልከት ዛሬ የባንዳ ልጆችና የልጅ ልጆች የጎደፈ ታሪካቸውን ለመደበቅ ሲሉ የኢትዮጵያ አርበኞችን እና ጣሊያንን የወጉትን ንጉሶቻችንን ለማንቋሸሽ ሲሞክሩ ይታያሉ፡፡ ይህ ከዚህ በታች የተመለከተው ጽሑፍ እንደሚለው የጀርመንና የጃፓነ ይዞታ ከነበራት ቦታዎች ሁሉ በባሰ ሁኔታ ከረን ኤርትራ ውስጥ የነበረው የባዳዎች ከጣሊን ጋር መተባበር የተለየ ነበር፡፡ ነፃ ሊያወጣቸው የሄድውን የእንግሊዝን ጦር ከጣሊያኖች ጋር ሆነው ተዋግተዋል፡፡ … መፍጨት ላግዝሽ ሲሏት መጅ ደበቀች እንዲሉ ነው፡፡ እንኳንስ ራሳቸው አርበኛ ሆነው የወወረራቸውን ጣሊያን መውጋት ይቅርና ሊረዳቸው የሄደውን አንኳን ለመተባበር ፈቃደኛ አልነበሩም፡፡
Except for the German parachute division in Italy and the Japanese in Burma no enemy with whom the British and Indian troops were matched put up a finer fight than those Savoia battalions at Keren (Eritrea). Moreover, the Colonial troops, until they cracked at the very end, fought with valour and resolution, and their staunchness was a testimony to the excellence of the Italian administration and military training in Eritrea The Italian Army made extensive use of locally recruited indigenous soldiers in Italian East Africa. These troops comprised infantry, cavalry and some light artillery units. They were recruited initially from Eritreans and subsequently from Somalis, with Italian officers and some non-commissioned officers. The Italian Askaris fought in the First Italo–Ethiopian War, the Italian-Turkish War, the Second Italo-Abyssinian War and World War II (East African Campaign). Out of a total of 256,000 Italian troops serving in Italian East Africa in 1940, about 182,000 were recruited from Italian Eritrea,Italian Somalia and the just recently occupied (1935–36) Ethiopia. In January 1941, British Commonwealth forces invaded Ethiopia and the majority of the newly recruited Ethiopian Askaris serving with the Italian Army in East Africa deserted. Most of the Eritrean Ascaris however remained loyal until the Italian surrender four months later.
Reference: 1. History of Eritrean Ascari (in Italian) 2. Mackenzie, Compton. Eastern Epic p.61 3. The Eritrean Ascari against the Dervisci

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