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Arms festival in Mogadishu (colour litho)

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Arms festival in Mogadishu (colour litho)

2783995 Arms festival in Mogadishu (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gun party in Mogadishu. Officers and soldiers of the Zaptie School (Carabinieri) jump with Somali and Abyssinian horses through a circle of fire. Illustration for Courier Sunday, 31 March-6 April 1940.); © Look and Learn

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Arms Festival in Mogadishu - A Spectacle of Power and Skill

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. This print captures a remarkable moment during an Arms Festival held in Mogadishu, showcasing the impressive display of military prowess. The color lithograph, created by renowned illustrator Achille Beltrame, offers a glimpse into this grand event that took place in 1940. In the image, officers and soldiers from the Zaptie School (Carabinieri) are seen participating in various daring acts alongside Somali and Abyssinian horses. One particularly awe-inspiring scene depicts them fearlessly jumping through a circle of fire with their equine companions. This thrilling spectacle symbolizes both bravery and discipline within these armed forces. The festival serves as a testament to the rich history of Africa's colonial era, highlighting the close relationship between Italy and its African colonies at the time. It showcases not only the strength of imperial guardsmen but also celebrates the cultural diversity found within Somalia and Ethiopia. Beltrame's illustration was originally featured in Courier Sunday magazine, offering readers an exciting visual representation of this extraordinary event. The composition beautifully captures the intensity of training exercises while emphasizing elements such as fire hoops and sword displays. This rare print provides us with a fascinating insight into an important chapter in history when Africa played host to such magnificent displays of military might. It stands as a testament to human skill, animal companionship, and cultural exchange during this significant period for both Italy and its African colonies.

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