Haile Selassie Quote

We have finished the job. What shall we do with the tools?


Telegram to Winston Churchill after reclaiming Ethiopia from Italian forces (1941), as quoted in Ambrosia and Small Beer (1964) by Edward Marsh. This makes a play on Churchill's 1941 statement to the U.S. "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job."

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We have finished the job. What shall we do with the tools?

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We have finished the job. What shall we do with the tools?