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Battle of lake Benakus[edit]

Hi Dumelow ! You are perfectly justified in thinking that it was a typo since I had to use one reference for both the date and the names of the invading tribes. Do you think that we need to repeat the reference to Watson per following?

The Battle of Lake Benacus was fought along the banks of Lake Garda in northern Italy, which was known to the Romans as Benacus, in 268[2] or early 269 AD,[1] between the army under the command of the Roman Emperor Claudius II and the Germanic tribes of the Alamanni and Juthungi.[1]

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Per this - Dumelow (talk) 09:05, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

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Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles for project Military history, such as Zaian War, and for your regular and interesting contributions to DYK and ITN with a focus on people, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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A year ago, you were the 461st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:12, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Wow, thankyou so much for taking the time to remind me. It really helps to keep up the motivation to carry on! Cheers, much appreciated - Dumelow (talk) 21:10, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
Wow for the TFA today! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:52, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Meldon Viaduct[edit]

Hey Dumelow, could you cast your engineering expertise over that article? It came to my attention after it was suggested that the old LSWR route from Exeter to Plymouth (of which the viaduct is a part) could be re-opened to bypass Dawlish. It's still a work in progress, but I'm hopeless with the engineering side of it. Could you take a look and make sure I've not got anything muddled up, particularly in the design section? Thanks a lot, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:03, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Nice article on an interesting structure, I will be sure to pay it a visit if I am ever down that way! I managed to scrape together a little more info from the online ICE archives and Google Books and have added it in. However I am not too sure whether I have explained/linked enough engineering terms to make it understandable! Also some of the info might need changing about/reordering a bit, I am a bit pushed for time. If there's anything you need more background on let me know and I will try to clarify what I meant! I will be away most of the week but should be back on Saturday. Cheers - Dumelow (talk) 20:54, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Very much obliged! Thanks for your help (I especially liked the titbit about Ovingham Bridge). I'll let you know if I need anything explaining. This is a bit of a long shot, but do you know of a source that links Meldon and Bennerley viaducts? There are plenty of sources for either of them being one of two lattice truss railway bridges, but none that explicitly make the connection. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:16, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Managed to check in mid week. Rennison mentions all three bridges on page 31 but doesn't state they are the only remaining. I will see if I can dig anything up - Dumelow (talk) 19:40, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
This document from the ICE archive says "There are two surviving wrought iron viaducts of the Crumlin type, those at Meldon and Bennerley". In reference to the use of lattices at the Crumlin Viaduct - Dumelow (talk) 19:52, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
I have now incorporated this reference into the article - Dumelow (talk) 08:00, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Garland Trench Mortar[edit]

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DYK for Meldon Viaduct[edit]

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Might be of interest[edit]

I remember you mentioned somewhere that you were interested in engineering-y events a while back. Well, Wikimedia UK need some experienced Wikipedians to help with an event with the Royal Academy of Engineering on 23 June. If you're interested, ping Daria at WMUK (daria.cybulska at wikimedia.org.uk) and cc me (harry.mitchell at wikiconferences.org.uk). I know it's a weekday, which might be a headache, but I thought I'd mention it. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:41, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

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Main Page appearance: Zaian War[edit]

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The Zaian War was fought between France and the Zaian confederation of Berber tribes in Morocco between 1914 and 1921. Morocco had become a French protectorate in 1912, and Resident General Hubert Lyautey (pictured) sought to extend French influence through the Middle Atlas mountains towards French Algeria. The war began well for the French, but they incurred heavy losses, including over 600 troops killed at the Battle of El Herri. The French retained most of their territory during the First World War, despite the withdrawal of some troops for service at home and continuing raids by the Zaians, who were supported by the Central Powers. After the signing of the Armistice with Germany in November 1918, significant forces of tribesmen remained opposed to French rule. The French resumed their offensive in the Khénifra area in 1920, and entered negotiations with the Zaians. A split between those who supported submission and those still opposed led to infighting, and the French responded with a strong, three-pronged attack into the Middle Atlas that pacified the area. Some tribesmen fled to the High Atlas and continued a guerrilla war against the French well into the 1930s. (Full article...)

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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MilHist coordinator elections[edit]

Hi Dumelow, is there any chance I could tempt you to put your hat into the ring at [[[Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators/September 2014]]? It's not a huge commitment when there are a dozen of us and I think you'd be good at it—you're sensible and level-headed, you've got plenty of experience, and it would be good to have some new blood on the coord team. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:04, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for thinking of me Harry. I will mull it over for a while and take a look at some of the co-ordinators' tasks. I have a lot on workwise at the moment - have nowhere near as much free-time as I used to and I wouldn't want to commit half-heartedly to it - Dumelow (talk) 14:24, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

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