After the liberation of Massawa, the main focus of war was on the Ghinda Front. The enemy was positioned on the Buon Respiro hills, with the town of Ghinda behind him. He tried to penetrate the E.P.L.F. defence line to Dongollo and the environs. Our fighters, on the other hand, tried to smash the enemy’s defences and to control the Ghinda – Asmara road. However, a whole year passed without much change under a stalemate.