On This Day in History: The Battle of Arogee, 1868

“Never Give Way to Barbarians” The British Abyssinian Expedition of 1868: A Matter of Honor

 

The Abyssinian Expedition of 1868 was unlike any military campaign before or since.

Today, the idea that an entire expeditionary force could be raised to invade a country on another continent and just to rescue eight people might seem unthinkable; however, that is what happened as a matter of course at the height of the Victorian age.