Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Forced into Exile: Journey into Exile



The Royal Family disembarking at Jerusalem


The Emperor left Addis Ababa and travelled to Djibouti by railway on the 2nd -3rd of May.

He then left Afrika on May 4th aboard the British cruiser HMS Enterprise.

Four days later the Emperor and His family arrived in Jerusalem on May 8th 1936. He by that time, was “very frail and under medical supervision.”

With a short rest He left the family behind leaving Port Hailfa in Palestine, on the Royal Navy Cruiser HMS Capetown.

Docking in Gibraltar the King was transferred to the SS Orford and arrived in England at Southhampton on June 3rd.

Sources: Chapman-Andrews and the Emperor by Peter Leslie and King of Kings by Asfa-Wossen Asserate

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