Operation Barras was a successful British Army operation that took place in Sierra Leone on 10 September 2000 in which elite troops rescued several soldiers which had been captured by a militia group. HJ Mitchell successfully nominated the article for A-class status before taking it to FAC, and noted that this little-remembered operation had profound impact on the British Government's foreign policy.
SMS Kaiserin ("His Majesty's Ship Empress") was the third vessel of the Kaiser class of battleships of the GermanImperial Navy and participated in all of the major fleet operations of World War I. This was the latest of the many featured articles on warships Parsecboy has developed, and was placed through successful good article, good topic and A-class reviews before being nominated for FA status.
New featured lists
Japanese battleship (and former battlecruiser) Haruna in 1934
A comprehensive list of every battlecruiser completed, cancelled, or planned, by all of the world's navies. Parsecboy took the lead role in developing this article, and it underwent a successful A-class nomination prior to being nominated for featured list status.
A list of all the recipients of the German Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross whose last names begin with "G". This article was developed by MisterBee1966 as part of a long-running series, and follows the same layout and citation style of the other A-class Knight's Cross recipients lists.
Operation Sandstone was the third series of American nuclear weapon tests, and was conducted in the central Pacific during April and May 1948. When nominating the article for A-class status, Hawkeye7 noted that while the article is relatively small, the tests it describes were among the most significant to have been conducted.
HMS Tiger was a battlecruiser of the Royal Navy which saw combat against German forces during World War I. The article was developed by Sturmvogel 66, and passed through GA and good topic assessments before being nominated for A-class status.
SMS Thüringen was the third vessel of the Helgoland class of battleships of the German Imperial Navy and saw combat against British and Russian forces during World War I. Parsecboy played the lead role in developing the article, and noted in the A-class review that it's the second to last of the WWI-era German World War I-era dreadnoughts to be nominated for this status; it had previously passed a GA review and two good topic reviews.
The Battle of the Defile was and engagement fought over three days in the Tashtakaracha Pass (in modern Uzbekistan) between a large Arab army of the Umayyad Caliphate and the TurkicTurgeshkhaganate in July 731. Nominator Constantine noted that it is one of the most dramatic and best-described battles of the 8th century, and one of the major battles that brought the Muslim conquests to an end. The article passed a GA review before being nominated for A-class status.
The First Arab Siege of Constantinople in 674–678 was a major conflict of the Arab–Byzantine Wars, and the first culmination of the Umayyad Caliphate's expansionist strategy towards the Byzantine Empire. This article was also developed by Constantine, who stated in the A-class nomination that it's one of the most important events in the early Middle Ages. As with the above article, this also passed a GA assessment before its A-class nomination.
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Good work guys. You definitely have made improvements and the short and sharp coverage of the FAs and A class articles make me want to read them all. Nice one. Regards, Peacemaker67 (send... over) 08:22, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Tks guys, much appreciated! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 22:47, 26 January 2013 (UTC)