The battle for Abyssinia was fought throughout the highland but the defeat was delivered in Adwa, more less. Although, the win was a victory to Ethiopia primarily, but also a symbol of pride for Africans under colonization and good nations throughout the world. Italy did not use full force during the invasion of Abyssinia (the highlands), but a loss is a loss. Unfortunately, Ethiopia's forces did not push further to chase the Italians beyond the Eritrea/Ethiopia border, we now know that they did not have the capacity to conduct a reverse attack, but they sure displayed bravery in defending the highlands of Abyssinia (later to be called Ethiopia).
Who was commanding the Ethiopian defensive position? Not Tigrians, but brave Amhara and Oromos who have shown fortitude with spear and shield against mustard gas and automatic machine-gun. As a matter of fact Tigryans sided with Italians, and Meles Zenawi's grand father as well as his paps were collaborators with the Italian invader, hence he is son of a Banda! As for Ethiopians, we continued on lighting up the world. The action was repeated for the second time forty years later, and the nation of Amhara responded with fervor and bravery as the previous generation did, better equipped and organized, because of the help that came from US and UK. Black Americans were willing to volunteer for the defense of Ethiopia (the pride of Africa), but janhoy the idiot declined to take their offer.