Talk:First Matabele War
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I editted the introduction to give it a more neutral point of view and added a reference.--Cellocellocello 07:58, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
I don't think the article is neutral at all. The author ignores the sources cited at the end that clearly state that the 'Victoria Raid' (mentioned in the leader paragraph) committed multiple murders and reports this as; During that raid, Ndebele destroyed property and killed livestock Why? The article implies that the war began immediately when there was a pause of some time (about 2 months) while it was considered whether the atrocities carried out were worthy of making war. It then says that after inquiry the company was questionably exonerated from the charge by Lord Ripon in the section on Defeat of the Ndebele. Why was it questionable? This is POV along with numerous other chunks of the article. The 'Start of the War' section is given no context and the first statement of the article absurdly asserts that Lobengula avoided war because he might win so easily. This is nonsense. This is not a B Class article. It needs substantial revision.--AssegaiAli 22:43, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
What is meant by "nine pound Martini-Henrys"? To me as a layman it seems as if a gun is meant when it is much more probable that the 9pounds are referring to the weight of the rifle. Is it typical to name a rifle after its weight? Why not "Mark IV Long Lever" or whatever is meant by it? Just as a suggestion. (Einbauschrank) --126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:40, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
The .577-450-caliber Martini-Henry was the standard infantry rifle issued to regular troops in the British army. Nine pounds refers to the weight of the arm. - Ctatkinson (talk) 03:01, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
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