Talk:Mesopotamian campaign

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Comments[edit]

Moving[edit]

Somebody should move this into a section called "MesOpotamian Campaign". Don't capitalize the first O. I know it sounds like an Ā but it's O. If somebody types in the proper spelling, they won't get anything. I'm to new so please, somebody do it.

Middle Eastern theatre of World War I[edit]

Please see Talk:Middle Eastern theatre of World War I#Rename? --Philip Baird Shearer 10:41, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

formatting[edit]

Fix it. Someone PLEASE! - Doodle77

The First Year - The Siege of Kut[edit]

Who is this "old Ottoman general, Tukrat Muvasha"? Could it be the old German general Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, who is mentioned in other sources relating to this campaign as well as his own Wikipedia page? The facts about this general , e.g. laying siege, dying of typhus, do match up. Alandeus (talk) 08:50, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

 Thanks, Cglassey for the editing!
 --Alandeus (talk) 08:10, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Figures[edit]

Strength for ottomans: 90 000? Losses: 100 000?

hmm something is wrong.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.211.101.120 (talk) 20:35, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Campaign Box[edit]

I was looking at the campaign box, and noticed, I think that it needs to be changed a little. Shouldn't 1st Kut and Es Sinn be the same? When IEF D captured Kut, there was no real battle there, the battle was Battle of Es Sinn. 1st Kut in the box takes you to the Siege of Kut (which, if we're to follow the logic would be the 2nd Battle of Kut?). The 2nd Battle of Kut is fine, but the box skips the Battle of Sanniyat on 22 April 1916, tho it includes the relatively minor engagement of Umm al Tabat (a rear guard action in 1915 after Ctesiphon)? Can the Sanniyat be added in, as it is important as the victory there sealed the fate of the Kut garrison?--HistorianBell 06:34, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

quality issues[edit]

The quality of this article needs attention throughout. First, the style is halting and contains basic linguistic errors (such as omitted articles): it needs to be polished. Second, there is no political sense in it (why did the British invade? was it not because the Indian government wanted to get the credit for some victories in the war before it was too late?), and there is a general lack of historical perspective. Third, it violates Wikipedia principles by using US rather than UK spelling for a UK activity. No time to do this now. Deipnosophista (talk) 14:18, 27 August 2010 (UTC)