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Uniforms of Imperial Ethiopia, from 1930 to 1973

This CD contains over 190 illustrations of uniforms, complemented with descriptive text, worn by the various military and civil organisations of Ethiopia during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie I.    This includes the Army, the Kebur Zabagna (Imperial Bodyguard), Mahal Safari, Air Force, Navy and Police Force. Included are a selection of badges and brief histories of the organisations illustrated. There is also a copy of the extremely rare Army Dress Regulations from the early 1950s, in English, complete with illustrations of uniform items and badges. All plates are full page illustrations, as shown immediately below.

A complete list of illustrations is shown at the bottom of the page.     Cost $24.00

Example Page

Captain & Guardsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1956

    

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CD number & plate title

Non-Commissioned Officer, Kebur Zabagna, 1930 Mounted Royal Escort, 1930 Cavalryman, Kebur Zabagna, 1930 Policeman, Addis Ababa, 1930 Yamato Alaga, Kebur Zabagna, 1931 Soldier, Mahal Safari, 1933 Yamato Alaga, Kebur Zabagna, 1933 Soldiers, Mahal Safari, 1934 Non-Commissioned Officer, Kebur Zabagna, 1934 Non-Commissioned Officer, Kebur Zabagna, 1934 Guardsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1934 Non-Commissioned Officer, Cavalry, Kebur Zabagna, 1934 Yamato Alaga, Kebur Zabagna, 1934 Policeman, Addis Ababa, 1934 Soldier, Kebur Zabagna, 1934 Medical Orderly, Kebur Zabagna, 1935 Guardsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1935 Guardsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1935 Guardsmen, Kebur Zabagna, 1935 Medical Orderly, British Ambulance, 1935 Non-Commissioned Officer, Kebur Zabagna, 1935 Soldier, Mahal Safari, 1935 Yashambal, Kebur Zabagna, 1935 Guardsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1935 Traffic Policeman, Addis Ababa, 1935 Guardsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1935 Cavalryman, 1936 Yamato Alaga, Imperial Ethiopian Aviation, 1936 Meketel Yamato Alaga, Kebur Zabagna, 1936 Patriots, Irregular Battalion, the Sudan, 1940 Yashalaga, 1941 Soldiers, 1941 Artilleryman, 1942 Guardsman, Cavalry Escort, Kebur Zabagna, 1942 Soldier, 1943 Soldier, 1943 Yashalaga, Kebur Zabagna, 1943 Guardsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1943 Yamato Alaga & Yahamsa Alaga, 1947 Soldier, 1947 Soldier, 1947 Artillerymen, 1947 Guardsman, Escort Cavalry, Kebur Zabagna, 1947 Yashambal, 1948 Soldiers, 1948 Soldier, 1949 Yahamsa Alaga, Imperial Ethiopian Prison Service, 1950 Yamato Alaga & Yaser Alaga, 1951 Yamato Alaga, Kagnew Battalion, South Korea, 1951 Bandsman, Kebura Zabagna, 1952 Motorcycle Escort, Imperial Ethiopian Police, 1952 Yaser Alaga, Kebura Zabagna, 1952 Meketel Yamato Alaga, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1952 Yashambal, 1952 Yashalaga, 1952 Soldier, Kagnew Battalion, South Korea, 1952 Airman, Imperial Ethiopia Air Force, 1952 Makete Yaser, Regimental Band, 1953 Yahamsa Alaga, Armoured Regiment, 1954 Yamato Alaga, Imperial Ethiopia Air Force, 1954 Cavalryman, 1954 Policewoman, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1954 Soldiers, 1954 Yaser Alaga, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1954 Bandsman, Army Band, 1955 Yashambal & Guardsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1955 Airman & Yamato Alaga, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1955 Bandsman & Soldier, 1955 Yamato Alaga, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1955 Artilleryman, 1956 Soldier, Armoured Regiment, 1956 Officer, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1956 Soldier, 1956 Adjutant to the Emperor, Maritime Element, 1956 Officer, Cavalry, Kebur Zabagna, 1956 Soldier, 1957 Officer Cadet, Haile Selassie Military Academy, 1957 Officers, 1957 Officers, 1957 Officers, 1957 Policeman, Imperial Ethiopian Police, 1958 Traffic Policeman, Imperial Ethiopian Police, 1958 Officer, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1959 Soldier, 1959 Lieutenants, Imperial Ethiopian Navy, 1959 Makete Yaser, Infantry, 1959 Guardsman, Cavalry Escort, Kebur Zabagna, 1959 Military Policeman, 1959 Soldier, 1960 Soldiers, Tekil Brigade, UN Mission to the Congo, 1960 Bandsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1960 Petty Officer & Rating, Imperial Ethiopian Navy, 1961 Soldier, 1961 Brigedar Janaral, 1961 Rating, Imperial Ethiopian Navy, 1961 Yaser Alaga, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1962 Female Soldier, 1962 Soldier, Tekil Brigade, UN Mission to the Congo, 1962 Bandsman, Army Band, 1962 Lieutenant, Imperial Ethiopian Navy, 1963 Mejor Janaral, 1963 Yashambal, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1963 Officer Cadets, Haile Selassie Military Academy, 1963 Yahamsa Alaga, 1964 Policeman, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1964 Officer, Infantry, Kebur Zabagna, 1964 Soldier, 1964 Rural Policemen, Imperial Ethiopian Police, 1964 Military Policeman, 1965 Yahamsa Alaga, Cavalry, Kebur Zabagna, 1965 Sailor & Lieutenant, Imperial Ethiopian Navy, 1965 Policeman, Imperial Ethiopian Police, 1965 Bandsman, Imperial Ethiopian Police, 1965 Yamato Alaga, Kebur Zabagna, 1965 Yaser Alaga, Cavalry, Kebur Zabagna, 1965 Mejor Janaral, 1965 Policeman, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1965 Soldier, 1965 Guardsmen, Infantry, Kebur Zabagna, 1965 Policeman, Imperial Ethiopian Police, 1965 Mounted Escort, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1965 Yashalaga & Soldier, 1966 Yahamsa Alaga & Policeman, Imperial Ethiopian Police, 1966 Yahamsa Alga, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1966 Policeman, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1966 Commandant, Haile Selassie Military Academy, 1966 Paratrooper, Parachute Brigade, 1966 Kolonel, 1966 Yashambal, Commando Regiment, 1966 Soldier, 1966 Petty Officer & Sailor, Imperial Ethiopian Navy, 1967 Brigedar Janaral, 1967 Female Soldier, 1967 Yashambal, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1967 Bandsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1967 Yahamsa Alaga, Parachute Brigade, 1967 Soldier, 1967 Yashambal, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1967 Female Yamato Alaga, 1967 Senior Cadet, Haile Selassie Military Academy, 1967 Leftenant-Kolonel, 1968 Yashambal & Soldier, Infantry, 1968 Yashambal, Kebur Zabagna, 1968 Yamato Alaga, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1968 Officer, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1968 Senior Cadet & Cadet, Haile Selassie Military Academy, 1968 Paratrooper, Parachute Brigade, 1969 Yahamsa Alaga, Imperial Ethiopian Police Force, 1969 Cadet, Haile Selassie Military Academy, 1969 Soldiers, 1970 Officer Cadet, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1970 Soldier, 1971 Sailor, Imperial Ethiopian Navy, 1971 Guardsman, Kebur Zabagna, 1971 Leftenant-Kolonel, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1972 Guardsman, Infantry, Kebur Zabagna, 1972 Kolonel, 1972 Makete Yaser, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, 1973 Soldier, 1973