Regarding the war against Ethiopia, l'Alba boasted of having two companies of blackshirts from Tunisia, "Numidie" and "Zama", at the battle-fields. The publication displayed vulgar attacks freemasons and anti-fascists, and appealed to Italians to buy Italian products. The British consulate found the diatribes in l'Alba insulting to Great Britain and Malta, and lodged a formal complaint against the publication. Subsequently, it was shut down by the French authorities. The last issue was published on November 14, 1935.