On August 28, 1940, 11 Squadron dive bombed a "substantial vehicle park" at Mogadishu in Italian Somaliland
claiming the destruction of 800 trucks.
Between 1897 and 1908, Italy made agreements with the Ethiopians and the British that marked out the boundaries of Italian Somaliland
19) Following the war, British Somaliland was restored to protectorate status in 1948 while Italian Somaliland
was placed under UN trusteeship.
In 1960, it gained its independence and united with what was then Italian Somaliland
to form the Somalia republic.
In the 1880s, the Italians established the colonies of Eritrea and Italian Somaliland
on the Red Sea coast.
The Ethiopians and Italians, however, opposed Bevin's proposal that British and Italian Somaliland
eventually be unified.
Of the estimated 10,000 Somalis living in Wales, the vast majority originate from the former British territory, which reluctantly joined up with Italian Somaliland
to form Somalia in 1960.
At the time, however, Il Duce was also plotting revenge on Abyssinia for a bloody border clash with Italian Somaliland
Abyssinia, or Ethiopia as it was also called, included the source of the Blue Nile in Lake Tana and grazing lands for the coastal nomads of its limotrophe states, clockwise from north to south, of Italian Eritrea, French, British and Italian Somaliland
, the British colony of Kenya and the Anglo-Egyptian protectorate of the Sudan.
In 1960, it gained independence but formed a hasty union with the former Italian Somaliland
to create the Somali Republic.