Dates of Operation Crusader

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Re: Dates of Operation Crusader

Post by MarkN » 08 Aug 2019 11:43

I hold a very low opinion of wiki and the ability of its contributors to relate history to the world accurately and reliably. Earlier l posted this offhand comment.
MarkN wrote:
05 Aug 2019 13:45
Attrition wrote:
05 Aug 2019 09:30
... the most convincing one for me has Crusader "petering out" near El Agheila in December.
That's a great advertisment to discourage one from relying on other storytellers for your history. It's the sort of nonsense one sees regurigitated endlessly on the internet especially on sites such as wiki.
I've now had a look at wiki and, guess what!!!!

Apparantly, Op CRUSADER finished on 30 December 1941 and everything after about 15 December gets lumped into the "aftermath" section.

That's just the sort of historically inaccurate and shoddy storytelling that I had in mind. It misleads, misinforms and is generally deterimental to historical understanding. Who writes that garbage? Is it a deliberate attempt to sell a false history?

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Re: Dates of Operation Crusader

Post by Attrition » 09 Aug 2019 12:56

Stop carping and start writing.

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Re: Dates of Operation Crusader

Post by MarkN » 18 Aug 2019 17:05

It's a shame the wiki author doesn't read this thread. It is still showing 30 December and still spreading shoddy falsehoods.

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