In 1896 the Emperor Menelik II and his Empress Taitu with their army of 100,000 take on and trounce the Italian invaders, a splendid dust-up with cosmic intervention and massed ranks, armed with revolvers and heavy equipment. I hope the details convey some of the cartoon like rumbustuousness of the event, and delight of the confounding of the Italians and their merceneries, well before Mussolini's invasion of the country..