Talk:F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

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Fair use rationale for Image:Timebirkenhead.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Timebirkenhead.jpg[edit]

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Spy caricature[edit]

There has to be a higher res. version of the famous Vanity Fair caricature of Smith which features in this article? Assuming the image is in the public domain or its fair use is established, etc., it'd be a big improvement over the grainy looking and pixelated present image. --PGPaulson 23:50, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

The high res. version looks great not sure who's responsible or how to find out, I'm not the most experienced Wikipedian. But thank you. --PGPaulson 17:23, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Military Ranks held in First World War[edit]

Having consulted different sources (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Kelly's Handbook and The Complete Peerage) I have been a little more technical in differentiating between full Colonel and Lieutenant. At first I assumed he had never been full Colonel, as TCP gave him rank of Acting Lieutenant Colonel. However I have today discovered a photograph online (source Library of Congress), tentatively dated between 1910 (when he had not yet entered the Oxfordshire Hussars) and 1915, in which his uniform bears full Colonel's insignia (red tabs and lion atop crown cap badge). I unsuccessfully sought record of promotion in the London Gazette online archive (between August-September 1914). Anyone with better access to information on timing of his promotions welcome to correct me if they find reliable source.Cloptonson (talk) 05:53, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Visited India?[edit]

A question likely to come to mind among Indian readers is whether, given his time attached to Indian troops and his four years as India Secretary, he was known to have visited the country. I have expanded on his time in that office with information from his sketch in the ODNB.Cloptonson (talk) 12:13, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

It's a number of years since I read the John Campbell biog, but my recollection is that he never did. Happy to be corrected though.Paulturtle (talk) 10:47, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Lead[edit]

A couple of months ago Adam37 reworked the lead to better indicate Smith's notability; it was reverted, and no addition or change has since been permitted by a series of IP editors. I'd like to ask if perhaps we could check consensus & see if the information that Smith was Lord Chancellor is of sufficient importance to make it into the introduction to the article, as well as (or, preferably, in place of) the ambiguous statement that he was a lawyer (what kind, solicitor? barrister? KC? And isn't lawyer more an American term and hence somewhat inappropriate here, anyway?). Cheers, LindsayHello 04:32, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

It's not a "series of IP editors". It's just User:MyNameIsGeorgeNathanielCurzon pretending to be several different people. I have now reverted his latest edit, blocked him indefinitely, and semi-protected the article temporarily. Someguy1221 (talk) 09:25, 17 December 2013

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Cheers. - Adam37 Talk 20:37, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Indeed, thank you Someguy1221. I thought it likely they were all ...Curzon, but am not skilled enough to make that call. Cheers, LindsayHello 00:22, 18 December 2013 (UTC)