Friday, July 15, 2011

The Empire of Abyssinia and the Republic of Korea

"I am deeply interested in the remarkable development of South Korea, for which my grandfather fought," said an Ethiopian student to the Korean president on his recent visit to her country, who, learning that she was "getting prepared to get into the graduate school of Seoul National University," promised a "guarantee assistance for tuition and living expenditures" — To pay back Ethiopia, MB offers one student hope.

"When the Korean War broke out, Emperor Haile Selassie sent thousands of soldiers to fight for South Korea," the article reminds us. The picture shows members of the Kagnew Battalion.

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