Talk:Kagnew Battalion

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Meaning of Kagnew[edit]

Actually Kagnew (ቃኘው) literally means "Straighten it up!", that is, "Bring it to order!" rather than "Conqueror"... Til Eulenspiegel (talk) 02:15, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

You're right on the ball tonight. I must be misreading the source, or the source is confused (he also implies in an unclear way that all the Kagnew members were "6 feet tall", without being clear whether that's rumor or actual policy). Cheers, DBaba (talk) 02:24, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Kagnew Station established in "Northern Ethiopia" ?[edit]

The article states, "When the US established a military base in Northern Ethiopia they named it Kagnew Station in honor of the officers and men of the elite Imperial Bodyguards that had earned their admiration." However, if Kagnew Station was established in 1943 ([1]), the country was Eritrea, not Ethiopia. According to [2], "The British captured Eritrea [from Italy] in 1941 and later administered it as a UN Trust Territory until it became federated with Ethiopia on Sept. 15, 1952. Eritrea was made an Ethiopian province on Nov. 14, 1962."

Kenschuster (talk) 19:22, 29 December 2016 (UTC)


External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified 2 external links on Kagnew Battalion. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

As of February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. Editors have permission to delete the "External links modified" sections if they want, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018).

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 06:35, 1 May 2017 (UTC)