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The Autobiography of Emperor Haile Sellassie I



CONTENTS



Glossary


Preface

Chapter I - The Debate and the Resolution at Geneva—Mussolini's Speech Against the Covenant of the League of Nations—The Decision to Make Our Residence at Bath—The Administration of Our Government from Gore

Chapter II - A Press Conference Held at Bath—The Broadcast We Made on Radio to the People of the World—Our Conversation with the Archbishop of Canterbury

Chapter III - A Proposal to Expel Ethiopia from the League of Nations—The Death of Dejazmatch Nasibu Zamanuel—Relations with our Authorities at Gore—The Defence We Made Against the Diplomatic Problem that Resulted from the Occupation of Western Ethiopia—The Readiness of Some Countries to Recognize the Occupation of Ethiopia—The Objection of the Swiss Government to Our Request to Reside There

Chapter IV - About the Atrocities Inflicted on Our People—Our Message to Churches—The Support Given to Us by Natives of Africa Living in America—Our Appeal to the Geneva Assembly

Chapter V - Our Life at Bath and the Chapel We Set Up at the Fairfield Residence

Chapter VI - The Message We Sent to the American People on the B.B.C.

Chapter VII - Italy's Peace Proposal—Conversation With the Archbishop of Canterbury—Counsel from Our Friends and Advisers

Chapter VIII - Mussolini's Threat to the Mediterranean Sea—Changing British Policy Regarding the Ethiopian Affair—The General Comments We Gave to a Daily News Reporter

Chapter IX - About the Suggestions of Professor Gaston Jeze—Our Last Speech at Geneva—The Views of the Envoys of the Governments Represented at the General Assembly—The Death of Blatengeta Herui Wolde Sellassie

Chapter X - Communications with Our Patriots and Balabbats

Chapter XI - Mussolini Turns His Attention to Central Europe

Chapter XII - Exchange of Views with the British Authorities about Italy's Entry into the War as Germany's Ally

Chapter XIII - Our Return to the Sudan from London—The Message We Sent to the People of Britain from the Sudan

Chapter XIV - The Message We Sent to Ethiopia from the Sudan—The Proposal Presented to Us by Our Nobility

Chapter XV - Our Discussions with the Governor-General of the Sudan and with General Wavell

Chapter XVI - Preparing Our People for a General War—Our Meeting with Sir Anthony Eden—Opposition from the Brocklehurst Group

Chapter XVII - Our Discussion With General Platt—The Message Mr. Churchill Sent to the Italian People

Chapter XVIII - The Campaign into Ethiopia from the Sudan—The Future Administration of Ethiopia—Mr. Anthony Eden's Views

Chapter XIX - The Situation on the Three War Fronts—The Exchange of Views with Our Nobility

Chapter XX - About Our Entry into Debre Markos and about Matters Accomplished There

Chapter XXI - Our Arrival in Our Capital City

Chapter XXII - The Beginning of New Leadership and the Reconstruction of the Country—The State of Our Relations with the British





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July 23, 2017