When the Eritrean Liberation Front captured a train

Eritrea ELF capture train 1971


Original caption to the photograph: “A rebel soldier, with a Soviet-made submachine gun at the ready, stands guard as passengers disembark from a train halted at the captured railway station in Asciadira, Eritrea, by guerrillas of the Eritrean Liberation Front, who are in revolt against the Ethiopian regime of Emperor Haile Selassie. Photo and caption are from Syrian photographer Ahmad Abu Sada, who claims to have spent a month with the guerrillas.”

AP 29 December 1970


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