Political map of South & Southwest Asia 06 April 1941 (Liquidation of Italian East Africa): The British conquest of Italian East Africa culminated with the Italian surrender of Addis Ababa on 6 April 1941. One month later, Emperor Haile Selassie returned to his capital in triumph, marking the symbolic restoration of the Ethiopian Empire. However the Italian army would continue to hold out in the interior until November (Battle of Gondar), with guerrilla warfare (Italian guerrilla war in Ethiopia) carrying on even after that.