Ethiopian – One of Ethiopian heroes of Adwa battle Basha Awalom

Posted on 04 April,2017

Ethiopia war hero who used his role as an Italian spy to set up the invading army in an ambush. A trusted advisor to Italians Basha Avalon was also a veteran fighter and conspired with Menelik’s forces to masterfully outmaneuver the Italian invading army around the time of Ethiopia’s  Adwa victory on March 1, 1896, against the invading forces of General Baratieri.

Casualties at this battle in regard to Italian forces was higher in number than any major  European battle in the 19th century according to scholar Bruce Vandervort’s “War of Imperial Conquest in Africa”.