I have just bought two photographs which show the men and women who fought for Eritrea’s freedom. Over thirty years they took on the Ethiopian government (1961 – 1991) until the country was liberated. They were – without a doubt – people of extraordinary determination and courage.
On the rear of this photograph is this caption: “25 January 1975. Freedom fighters in the village of K….[left blank] about ten miles from Asmara. They leave [sic. surely ‘live’] with the population who supply them with food.”
Photograph by Micheal Laurent, Paris.
On the rear of this photograph – undated but around 1985. “Eritrea/Barka: EPLF woman fighter, chatting with the women of the village of Ado Okut in Barka.”
Photo by Frits N. Eisenloeffel, Amsderdam.