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  1. Some spanish information about ethiopya from Teodoro II times: http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000149011 https://elretohistorico.com/el-saqueo-ingles-de-abisinia/
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    Did you know that...

    I begin here a section about military spanish and hispano-american curiosities: If somebody knows any, please do not keep your mouth shut. Say here. The motto "SEMPER FIDELIS" ("always loyal") is typical of the American Marines Corp... and also was adopted by the spanish TERCIO de la Armada (Spanish Marine Corp) Spanish Marine Corp Is the most ancient in the world, create in february, 27 1537 by the Emperor of Roman-German empire and King of Castile and Aragón, etc... Charles the fifth (they are infantry professional soldiers) board and that stay apart of the naval crew. This is the real reason because the spanish armada rule the waves for two centuries, as less. Apart of this Castile have the most strongest navy as less since XIV century in West-Europe and Aragón from XIII siecle as less in the west-mediterranean sea. The Gregorian calendar, much accurate than the Julian calendar, was developed by pope Gregorio the thirteen , and from 1582 adopted immediately in the navies of some catholic countries, between them Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland, that adopted it. This technology was the best for the measure of time in sailing. This new precision in long travels let spanish armada (within a much superior cartography) to take a definitive advantage to his european enemies than can't find the way to America for one centurie. The first nations than come, in fact use spanish betrayer pilots.
  3. Hello oamotme I having take a view to internet information and the Universal "Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada Hispano-americana y europea" , there is not any information about spanish-abyssinian relactions in the XIX century, and the Cruz Roja Española have not any list of celebrities that have any decoration (in special so old). But I found a direction you can ask: The spanish embassy in Etiophia: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Documents/FichasPais/Etiopia_FICHA PAIS.pdf Embajador: D. Borja Montesino Martínez del Cerro Cancillería: Botswana Street, P.O. Box 2312. Teléfono: +251 0122 25 44 11 123 00 83/ 0929 136 159 / 0929 136 161 Teléfono de emergencias consulares: + 251 911 219 403. Fax: +251 0 11 122 25 41. Correo Electrónico (mail): emb.addisabeba@maec.es They surely know some english. ¡Suerte!
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    Spanish Legion Chapiri

    Hello Aldo, a very good collection, even you have a "carlista" beret. I have been studing the carlismo, and it have a very interesting history, much more than the "falange". Thanks for the link is very interesting.
  5. French prisoners camp: Langelsanza Woman and artillery:
  6. French prisoners camp: Langelsanza
  7. Boris

    Spanish or USA march

    Hello Bayern, the name of this class of march is "palillera" because of the drumsticks that hit the musician. Anyway is a very simple "palillera".
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    Musical art: "Caballo Viejo"

    The siege of Saragossa: Other version And the last.
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    Spanish Legion Chapiri

    Hello Aldo, your "chapiri" ,that is the name of one of the legionarie cap, the most known, is from the period 1927-1931(without chinstrap): The answer is in the cap badge that is the only that have the crown in the middle, in the 1931 comes the II republic and the crown go out. Inteh civil war (1936) remains the same because on those times the "rebels" fight for the republic too, and afterwards has not be a real monarchy in Spain. About the litle badge that have the "rojigualda" flag and the falange simbol, i bougth one identical to a door to door salesman in 1996 and is an actual badge model.
  10. Boris

    All of My Heroes Are Dead

    You are right . And thanks to you Brian to be so kind as always. Regards
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    Musical art: "Caballo Viejo"

    Let's the sun  shining. Jesus superstar peter paul and mary
  12. "Caballo Viejo"= Old Horse.
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    Spanish or USA march

    To Bayern I don't think the USA marchs were based, I think are identical. The spanish ingineer march too in this better video (about minute 1:32). Here it likes american march is based in spanish one, but in the video of Galvez (minute 7:20) are identical. Extrange