Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 20 Apr 2016 17:28

Busy on Flers-Courcelette but it's getting quite long so I'll have to trim it once it's finished.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 28 Apr 2016 09:06

Found that by using McCarthy instead of the OH for the battle section it's much briefer but am at a dead stop while nursing Clio the cat, who's very ill.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 05 May 2016 09:44

Clio the Cat (July 1997 - 1 May 2016) died on Sunday so I'm not writing much.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 15 May 2016 09:38

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of ... ourcelette

I put this on Wiki, without redoing the battle section using McCarthy to abbreviate the narrative, because I'm still not feeling like writing.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 16 May 2016 12:04

Gommecourt when I feel up to it.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 19 May 2016 22:18

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eingreif_division

Pasted in material from other articles.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 19 Jun 2016 23:11

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on ... rt_Salient

I'm emerging from several weeks' lethargy caused by gout (!) in the knee, a cornucopia of drugs which put me in a purple haze and the lingering effects of Clio's death so managed to get something done, rather than watch the tennis with The Babe.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 01 Aug 2016 11:30

I'm feeling a lot better and have made a start on Beaumont-Hamel.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 30 Aug 2016 21:48

Hmmmm, well that didn't last long, I've got the lethargy again.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 09 Sep 2016 23:38

Managed to do a bit more of the Beaumont-Hamel article.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 13 Sep 2016 17:41

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Pedestal

Hmmm, despite the sweltering weather I've perked up a bit and revised Pedestal using Greene and Massignani (obtained at the excellent price of £1.07 plus postage).

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 15 Sep 2016 12:58

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of ... willerkopf

Been gleaning from divers sources to add to this article.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 28 Sep 2016 08:56

The vexed question of whether the Allied defeat in 1940 was decisive has had another airing, leading to the Wikistapo locking the Battle of France article for a week. My count of sources is about 15:5 against decisive but it hasn't made much impression on the decisive-ists.

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