In regard to his military triumph over Italy, the ability to fight off an alliance of Italy, Eritrea, Tigray remains as one of Ethiopia's proudest moments. Most impressive of all details is that the military feat was accomplished with an army equipped with only spears, machetes & a few rifles.
Emperor Menelik II would live & continue to rule until his passing on December 12th, 1913. Ironically, H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie would also be crowned on that same date (November 2nd) in 1930. He would also be remembered, among other shining accomplishments, for again turning away Italian invaders seeking to gain a stronger foothold on the African Continent.