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Greetings[edit]

Hello and welcome! I've noticed some of your edits to French battleships, and I'm quite impressed! We have a project here that aims to raise all pre-dreadnoughts and dreadnoughts to be a "featured topic." Would you like to join? We're a very open and friendly group who are willing to help each other, and I'm certainly willing to assist you in learning Wikipedia's nuances. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 19:22, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

...hello? Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 02:22, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Merci infiniment pour tout ton super travail! It is really great to have this information about the French naval forces! --MoRsE (talk) 20:40, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Reply to Alsace class edits[edit]

You won't find any disagreement from me, M. Valli, that the construction of Vanguard and the completion of Jean Bart in the light of war experience were unsound decisions. The only way I see to explain them is the staffing of admiralties by aged officers who grew up with the dreadnought as the center of their fleets, with those admirals unable to conceive of naval warfare without them. So we agree totally. I just don't think it belongs in the article, because it's a value judgement. Now, if we had a source from a French naval officer, writing perhaps to Darlan, where the battleship strategy was questioned, that would be worth including.

As for the Great War designs, I disagree a bit. Let's not forget Erin and Agincourt, with 12 and 14 guns respectively. The French weren't alone in putting large numbers of barrels on their warships. The Italian fleet fielded 13 heavy guns on the Giulio Cesares. If there's something uniquely French about capital ship design, it's the willingness to put many eggs in one basket by incorporating quadruple turrets. It's a consistent thread from the Normandies to the Gascogne, and of most designs in between. Only the KGVs used a similar layout. I felt that that paragraph, though, was too disconnected from the topic at hand. It discussed the comparative armaments of the QE and Arkansas, in an article about a World War Two vessel whose counterparts are really the H-41, Lion, and perhaps the Littorios. In the end, even the quadruple turret is a canard, since it looks like -- against all common speculation -- the Alsaces would have forgone the quadruple turret in favour of a triple turret on smaller dimensions. It's odd, isn't it, that they would make such a change, gaining only a single barrel in the process, and have to devise whole new turrets. I want to read Dumas's work to see what he makes of it. Sacxpert (talk) 20:40, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

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Titan's cross nomination[edit]

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Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 11:16, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Hey Paul, I responded again. Sorry for the delay. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 15:14, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Concerned about massive duplication and lack of summaries[edit]

Could you drop into Talk:Dunkerque class battleship and Talk:Richelieu class battleship? Thanks. - RovingPersonalityConstruct (talk, contribs) 17:38, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Dunkerque[edit]

Hi Paul-Pierre, I replied on my talk page, you might not have seen it. Regards, Parsecboy (talk) 17:10, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Oh, by the way, could you take a look at the third bullet point here and see if you can clarify the sentence? Thanks. Parsecboy (talk) 00:14, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Béarn[edit]

Hi Paul-Pierre, User:Sturmvogel 66 and I have been working on the modern French battleships lately (most of the ships from Brennus to Provence are in pretty good shape - see here for instance). I've done some work on French aircraft carrier Béarn, and have hit something of a wall with regards to the ship's peacetime activities. Do you happen to know anything from French sources that could help us out? Thanks. Parsecboy (talk) 16:56, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Naval Battle of Casablanca[edit]

Thank you for correcting Admiral Michelier's given name. I had been puzzled by the unusual spelling at

http://alamer.fr/index.php?NIUpage=31&Param1=1615

Where amongst your impressive reference library did you find the correct spelling?Thewellman (talk) 19:02, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

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Titan's Cross nomination[edit]

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