During the 1980’s I had the opportunity to visit Eritrea with the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front.

It was a real honour, first representing the Labour Party and then the BBC. During these visits I was given these wonderful photographs, showing what the Eritrean fighers were capable of.

I am not sure who took them, but I would love to find out.

The captions are those which the EPLF wrote on them.



An EPLA fighter disarms an Ethiopian soldier


Ethiopian died on the Read Sea Shore. EPLA advancing southwards


Victorious EPLA fighters on top of captured enemy trucks


Partial view of the 2457 Ethiopian POW’s captured in N. Eastern Sahel Front


Some of the many enemy vehicles captured were found stuck on the shore in the rush of an aborted attempt to retreat