National Geographic : 1925 Jun
Photograph by E.A. Salisbury from Ewing Galloway ABYSSINIAN NOBLES AND THEIR FOLLOWERS IN A MILITARY REVIEW (SEE ALSO PAGE 658) Like feudal armies of old, the army of Ras Taffari is formed largely of Abyssinian nobles and theirpersonal retainers. Anumber ofthese nobles are ordered each year to Addis Ababa, so that the capital may have a large force ready constantly to cope with any emergency. Excellent horsemen, they form a colorful, imposing array when brought together for a military review.