Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 19 Jan 2020 12:55

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... nt/B-Class

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... Assessment

B class criteria. Anything higher needs several reviewers. I did https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Messines_(1917) Messines 1917 to A class but have shunned it since because I intended to move lots of Great War articles to B class then polish them. Another reason for sticking to B class was the excruciating embarrassment of contradicting a US English teacher, who put back all the literary solecisms that I'd taken out. My 1978 English Language O level isn't much but I try to abide by its standards.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 31 Jan 2020 10:25

I've got a few quid to spare and am toying with the idea of subscribing to a journal on the Great War; which would you recommend? Regards

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 17 Feb 2020 18:16

Is that a no? ;O)

I'm on a fortnight off and intended to get lots done but I have gout instead. My membership of the working class is in doubt.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by The Ibis » 17 Feb 2020 19:55

Feel better.
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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 22 Mar 2020 15:09

Well, I've sorted the gout and a cold out and am now in 12 weeks' quarantine so should get quite a bit done for a change. I've been copy editing my draft for the First Offensive Battle of Verdun and am contemplating moving the attack on Fort Douaumont, 22–24 May to a separate article.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 02 Apr 2020 22:29

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

Managed to scavenge enough on he Mareth Line to move it to B class.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by The Ibis » 05 Apr 2020 21:07

Attrition wrote:
02 Apr 2020 22:29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mareth_Line

Managed to scavenge enough on he Mareth Line to move it to B class.
Nicely done!
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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 06 Apr 2020 15:42

Eythenkew!

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 25 Apr 2020 13:45

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Afri ... ld_War_II)

Been expanding and revising the war at sea sections with newer sources. Didn't realise that the RNZN was formed in late 1941. The OH NZN is rather good on BN-BS convoy details but sparse on the ones not accompanied by Leander....

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 28 Apr 2020 18:42

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Convoy_BN_7

Added some material on Red Sea convoys for context. Toyed with revising the article to a general one on RS convoys but there aren't enough sources. Unless you know better?

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 08 May 2020 12:42

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

promoted from B to good article after the work of divers hands, not much from me though because the trapped nerve in my neck has flared up again. Ouch!

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 25 May 2020 17:52

Does anyone have a source listing RAF Fighter Command Ramrod operations? I was looking in the Polish Air Force OH I and in mid 1943, the Ramrod numbers mentioned are in the 60s.... Could Ramrod 16 actually be 61?

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 07 Jun 2020 00:55

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ramrod_16

Operation Ramrod 16, a joint effort, in for a B.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by The Ibis » 07 Jun 2020 16:28

Attrition wrote:
07 Jun 2020 00:55
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ramrod_16

Operation Ramrod 16, a joint effort, in for a B.
Really interesting and well done!
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