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New featured articles

The Slave Ship, J. M. W. Turner's representation of the mass-murder of slaves, inspired by the Zong killings
Japanese battleship Fusō (Dank and Sturmvogel 66)
Lead ship of the two-ship Fusō-class (subject of another successful FAC by Dan and Sturm), Fusō was a dreadnought battleship that was built for the Imperial Japanese Navy, and sunk in October 1944 during the Battle of Surigao Strait.
Kosta Pećanac (PRODUCER and Peacemaker67)
Co-nominator Peacemaker67 described Pećanac as "a Serbian Chetnik vojvoda who fought in four wars, but came unstuck when he began collaborating with the German occupation forces during the internecine guerrilla warfare that dominated Yugoslavia during World War II". The article successfully underwent GAN and ACR before achieving Featured status.
Operation Hardboiled (Errant)
Part of Errant's continuing series on military deception in World War II, this describes the first deception attempt by the legendary London Controlling Section.
Zaian War (Dumelow)
Researching this war, fought between France and the Zaian confederation of Berber tribes in Morocco between 1914 and 1921, not only led Dumelow to produce this article but also a book review on one of his key sources, which also appears in this month's Bugle.
Zong massacre (Celuici)
The Zong massacre was the killing of approximately 142 enslaved Africans by the crew of the slave ship Zong in November 1781. Celuici took this through Peer and GA reviews before it became his first Featured Article, and we congratulate him on the achievement.


New featured pictures

A Mark IV female tank on display in Ashford, England (nominator: Bruce1ee
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (nominator: Pine

New A-Class articles

Kearsarge with a large crane on her deck
Crane Ship No. 1, formerly USS Kearsarge
Neils Bohr (right) with Werner Heisenberg
Norman Schwarzkopf in 1992
DHC-4 Caribou of No. 86 Wing RAAF in 2009
Conte di Cavour-class battleship (Sturmvogel 66)
Part of Sturmvogel's long-running series of warship articles, this article covers the careers of an ill-fated class of three Italian battleships. One was destroyed by a magazine explosion in 1916 and another was badly damaged during the British raid on Taranto in 1940 and did not reenter service. The surviving ship was transferred to the Soviet Navy following the Italian surrender in 1943 and sank in 1955 after being struck by a mine while anchored in her home port.
D-Day naval deceptions (Errant)
This innovative article describes the naval deception operations undertaken by the Allies to confuse the Germans prior to the D-Day landings in June 1944. It forms part of a series of high-quality articles on World War II deceptions to be developed by Errant.
Hungarian occupation of Yugoslav territories (Peacemaker67)
Another in Peacemaker's series of articles on the Balkans during World War II, this describes the annexation of various regions of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia by Hungary, in support of the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia that commenced in April 1941.
James Moore (Continental Army officer) (Cdtew)
After a slow start that had nothing to do with the quality of the work, this article on a North Carolina general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War comfortably passed its A-Class review.
USS Kearsarge (BB-5) (Inkbug)
This article covers the unusual career of an American pre-dreadnought battleship that formed part of the Great White Fleet and was converted to a crane ship after being retired from active service. This is also Inkbug's first article to be assessed as A-class—congratulations!
List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients (P) (MisterBee)
Also part of a long-running series, this article provides a summary of all the recipients of Nazi Germany's highest military honour whose last name begins with 'P'.
Niels Bohr (Hawkeye)
Described in the A-Class nomination statement as "Maybe not as famous as Fermi", Niels Bohr was a Danish physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1922 and contributed to the Manhattan Project after escaping from Nazi-occupied Europe. This is the latest in Hawkeye's series of articles on topics related to the atomic bomb.
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. (Ed!)
This article covers the life of one of the most famous American military leaders since World War II, best known for commanding the international force assembled for the 1991 Gulf War. In his nomination statement Ed! noted that this forms part of a series of articles on US Army generals he's been working on.
No. 86 Wing RAAF (Ian Rose)
The latest high-quality article on a RAAF wing to be developed by Ian, this article covers the RAAF's main transport unit. In his nomination statement Ian noted that while the wing isn't glamorous it's "probably the hardest-working formation in the RAAF".
Operation Winter '94 (Tomobe03)
This article describes a successful offensive conduced by the Croatian Army and the Croatian Defence Council in southwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina between 29 November and 24 December 1994. The article features several excellent maps.
Serbian State Guard (Peacemaker67)
Continuing Peacemaker67's run of successes developing high-quality articles on the Balkans during World War II, this article covers an auxiliary paramilitary force used to impose law and order within the Territory of the Military Commander in Serbia during the German occupation of Yugoslavia between 1942 and 1945.


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