National Geographic : 1931 Jun
© National Geographic Society THE AMERICAN DELEGATION TO THE CORONATION The American special Ambassador, Mr. H. Murray rJacoby, Brig. Gen. William Wright Harts, and Mr. Charles Lee Cooke, Department of State, are with Ras Gugsa, Governor of Tigre Province, who was desig nated by the Emperor to accompany the American party during their visit. It took as long for Ras Gugsa to reach Addis Ababa from his isolated province as for the American Mission to get there from New York. Natural Color Photographs by W. Robert Moore. HE DIRECTS THE EMPEROR'S MILITARY FORCES His Excellency, Fetawrari Mou lou Gueta, who holds the position of Minister of War, is here attired infull ceremonial costume and isholding spears and a shield of rhinoceros hide, which are still used asfighting equipment in Ethiopia (see,also, Color Plate VII). The country's forces are organized in much thesame manner as were the feudal armies of Europe in the Middle Ages.