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Discussion in 'Theaters of the Second World War' started by MHRBernards, Feb 3, 2022.

  1. MHRBernards

    MHRBernards New Member

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    I'm currently researching on the Orde Mulè battle, where my grandfather was made into a POW. They say Orde Mulè was some kind of fortification, overlooking a bridge over the Didesa river, Ethiopia (then Abyssinia), where a small garrison of both Italian and Colonial militia fought to the very end (the bridge, Ponte Del Greco, was destroyed).

    What I need help for is to locate where the Orde Mulè fort once stood and/or where the aforementioned battle developed. Thanks for the help!

    Mario / Brazil
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    You may have trouble, I suspect that Orde Mulè translates at "Order of the Mule" and is a sarcastic term. Just my guess, of course. Have you contacted any Italian or Ethiopian historians?
     
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    MHRBernards New Member

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    I just recently discovered he was held in the 351 and 359 camps via the GVA of the Red Cross, then I just made the proverbial additional internet research and found only two small texts on the Orde Mulè battle. I'm just starting to unravel the truth.

    Orde Mulè appear to be a small skirmish (with a bloody end) during the Allied retaking of Ethiopia.
     

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