Talk:Anglo-Iraqi War

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Infobox Commanders[edit]

What are the criteria for including a Commander's name in the Infobox? Right now we have a whole string of British "Commanders" and only two on the other side, one the head of government and the other a German ally who commanded a small part of the opposing forces. It looks unbalanced and seems to give the impression that the Allies were overwhelming. Dabbler (talk) 15:27, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

I will see if I can identify the various Iraqi commanders. Mkpumphrey (talk) 02:20, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
Still looking. Iraqi history (that I have access to) seems to be somewhat like Cold War-era Russian history where dead men and out of favor personalities tend to dissappear. Mkpumphrey (talk) 15:32, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Links to Iraqi Divisions[edit]

The Iraqi divisions listed in the "Iraqi forces" section are linked to very modern versions of similarly numbered divisions. Does anyone know whether the 1st Iraqi Division of today has anything to do with the 1st Iraqi Infantry Division of the Anglo-Iraqi War?

I would not mind adding a "History" subsection to each modern division ... but I really do not know if there is any relationship. I get the idea that the current divisions do not even attempt to make any ties to similarly numbered divisions that existed during the Sadam Hussein regime.Mkpumphrey (talk) 15:29, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Grammar[edit]

Sorry if I appear a pedant, but the grammar use of was and were needed correction.

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Smart or Sharp?[edit]

Air Vice Marshal H G Smart apparently changes to AVM Sharp, in a random manner.

Does anyone know the persons correct name? Or were they two different people? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ian16th (talkcontribs) 19:39, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean. I can't find Sharp anywhere in the article. Dabbler (talk) 22:23, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Conflicting Rutbah Info[edit]

I have a source at my disposal, The Story of the Arab Legion, written by John Bagot Glubb "Pasha Glubb" who was actually there, which conflicts with the current information written in the "Rutbah" section of this page. My source suggests that there were roughly 100 police occupying the garrison when they arrived, and only a few of these were Iraqi Desert Police. It also says that the bombing began on the 8th May when the Arab Legion originally arrived. And it was on the evening of the 9th May when a support column arrived, consisting of roughly 40 vehicles. Half of these were under the command of Fawzi al-Qawuqji, whereas half of them were Iraqi Desert Police. It certainly does not suggest that Fawzi al-Qawuqji was already at the fort before the 9th May, and it also imperatively states that only a "few" of the original garrison were Iraqi Desert Police, the rest being local police. The section also fails to mention the involvement of Michael Casson and his No. 2 RAF Armoured Car Company in taking the fort. They are the explanation of why the Iraqis suddenly just up and abandon the place.

Is it all right for me to change the section, as long as it is sourced properly, as it is my belief that my source is more likely to be correct? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrewdwilliams (talkcontribs) 14:30, 1 January 2015 (UTC)