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Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp FAR[edit]

I have nominated Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:10, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

At Talk:Mauthausen-Gusen_concentration_camp#FAR_needed, there's not much of a meeting of the minds at the moment ... the question is how best to proceed. There's a current FAR open; also, I don't see any evidence of A-class, so we could run the article through A-class. I've handled the dashes; the rest of it isn't stuff I usually tackle. - Dank (push to talk) 14:50, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
This doesn't seem to be going well. There's not a lot I can do. - Dank (push to talk) 13:21, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Possible hoax[edit]

In the course of a bit of work involving Cousinot's Chronique de la Pucelle I happened on the wikipage for the book itself. This is sound but at some point in 2013, an IP editor added a paragraph apparently refering to a fantastical tale included by Cousinot. Intrigued (it is Munchhausen-esque), I tried to locate it in the online edition with no result. I suspect it is an unspotted hoax. I've put a little more on the talk page but would welcome hoax-spotters to take a look Monstrelet (talk) 17:27, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Definitely a hoax. An online search for the alleged leader of the raid, Guiscard de Monfalcon, brings up no sources outside of Wikipedia and its mirrors. The name is also nowhere to be found in the full text of the Chronique de la Pucelle, which is freely available on General talk project mongol conquests 06:46, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Yup, it's pretty obviously a hoax - knights swimming the Channel in full armor is completely ridiculous. I've removed it from the article. Parsecboy (talk) 15:48, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm trying to imagine a church bell weighing 500 kg. <sigh>--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 16:27, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
The problem was that the fantastical can exist alongside the real in medieval writing, which is possibly why no-one checked it before. It just didn't fit Cousinot's style, which is down-to-earth and not given to fancy. Thanks Parsecboy for speedily removing the problem. Monstrelet (talk) 17:21, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

WikiConfererence Australia 2015 - Save the date 3-5 October 2015[edit]

Our first Australian conference for Wikipedians/Wikimedians will be held 3-5 October 2015. Organised by Wikimedia Australia, there will be a 2-day conference (Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October) with an optional 3rd day (Monday 5 October) for specialist topics (unconference discussions, training sessions, etc). The venue is the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. So put those dates in your diary! Note: Monday is a public holiday is some states but not others. Read about it here: WikiConference Australia 2015

As part of that page, there are now sections for you to:

  • indicate your interest in possibly attending the conference (this is not a binding commitment, of course)
  • add suggestions for topics to include in the conference: what you would like to hear/discuss (again, there is no commit to you presenting/organising that topic, although it’s great if you are willing to do so), or indicate your enthusiasm for any existing topic on the list by adding a note of support underneath it

It would really help our planning if you could let us know about possible attendance and the kind of topics that would make you want to come. If you don’t want to express your views on-wiki, please email me at or

We are hoping to have travel subsidies available to assist active Australasian Wikipedians to attend the conference, although we are not currently in a position to provide details, but be assured we are doing everything we can to make it possible for active Australian Wikipedians to come to the conference. Kerry (talk) 05:08, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Afghan-Mughal Wars[edit]

Up for deletion on the basis that the articles string together battles to call them a war without sources naming the group of battles as a war. Dougweller (talk) 09:10, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Merge proposal at Australian landing ship medium Clive Steele (AV 1356)[edit]

FYI I have started a merge proposal at Australian landing ship medium Clive Steele (AV 1356). Anotherclown (talk) 11:12, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

This has been completed now. Anotherclown (talk) 10:01, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Mines in the Battle of Messines (1917)[edit]

Mines in the Battle of Messines (1917) One of out intrepid bilingual editors is transferring data from [1] the German page but we've hit a snag. Neither of us know how to move the map coords from the German to the English page. It looks easy but isn't, if anyone knows how I'd be grateful for advice. RegardsKeith-264 (talk) 11:46, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

I have test-added "Hill 60" with functional coordinates. However, the German and English template calls currently don't produce the exact same results: the English parameters may need further tweaking. For additional possible parameters, see Template:coord. GermanJoe (talk) 12:09, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Joe.Keith-264 (talk) 12:21, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

LIM-49 Nike Zeus[edit]

The military history article LIM-49 Nike Zeus is undergoing a FA candidacy and it looks like it could use some more feedback. Thank you. Praemonitus (talk) 15:28, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Discussion on hyphenating Nazi SS names[edit]

I've started a discussion about using hyphens in the names of Nazi SS units and organizations at WT:Manual of Style#Hyphen for SS units and organizations. Feel free to offer your opinions on this issue.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 21:14, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

New Ancient Rome military navbox[edit]

If anyone is interested, I have created a horizontal version of the rather lengthy Template:Ancient Rome military sidebar, at Template:Ancient Rome military. All the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 10:32, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Defeat into Victory[edit]

Hi, do any of our members have access to this book? If so, would they be willing to check out the following pages (gleaned from GoogleBooos and Amazon) and update the 70th Infantry Division (United Kingdom) accordingly?

On pp. 144, 157, and 249, Slim mentions the division. On p.292 he mentions being angered at something being allocated to Wingate, is this relevant to the division? Between pp.269-275, the fighting at Taung Bazar is recounted. Is this fighting during May 1943, and is there any mention of the role of the British 23rd Infantry Brigade?

Thank youEnigmaMcmxc (talk) 09:23, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

I have a first edition :) (purchased for the princely sum of $10...). I'll see what can be added. Nick-D (talk) 10:07, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Done. There was nothing about the 23rd Brigade (for some reason, Slim's narrative here is mainly written at division-level). Nick-D (talk) 10:44, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Nick. 10 bucks for a first edition! Am fairly sure the 1990-2000 ish reprint I bought (and had to sell as part of a downside of my collection before moving) cost more :( EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 12:49, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Draft about Military person[edit]

Hi WikiProject Military, you might find Draft:Henry Bachtold interesting. Do tell me about whether you think the draft is suitable for inclusion by pinging me or placing a talkback on my talk page. Thanks! Darylgolden(talk) Ping when replying 14:30, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

@Darylgolden: As he was a brigadier he meets the requirements of WP:SOLDIER and is therefore notable enough for inclusion. -- Necrothesp (talk) 16:27, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! The draft has already been accepted by someone else. Darylgolden(talk) Ping when replying 12:32, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Suggestion about organizing military helmets[edit]

Just want to raise if it makes sense to put an infobox for military helmets such as the M1 and the PASGT? Thinking of a way to make it neat. Ominae (talk) 14:55, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

If you do decide to do so, you need to remember than most military helmets are pre-20th century and design accordingly. Monstrelet (talk) 08:48, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Got that one. Maybe I need to test out a potential infobox syntax. Ominae (talk) 02:10, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Proxy War Draft[edit]

The current article for proxy war appears to have a bad definition of proxy war. In addition, the list of examples seems unnecessary to me. It would make more sense to me to simply provide a link to List of proxy wars. Notable proxy wars could be listed under the See Also section. Because of these two issues, I've created a draft for it. You can see it here. Could I get some feedback on it? Compassionate727 (talk) 16:32, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Edit War: World War I[edit]

In the last 24 hours, material has been added to the article that has been opposed by several editors (myself included). The war is just before 3RR, and little is being discussed on the talkpage. Intervention before 3RR?EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 19:20, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Request for admin help with a histmerge[edit]

G'day, @WP:MILHIST coordinators: (and any other admins) Battle of Buna–Gona was recently overwritten by Draft:Battle of Buna–Gona with this edit: [2] This was done as a copy-paste move due to the existence of the article within articlespace. Could one of our resident admins please take a look and see if a histmerge could be undertaken in order to provide the appropriate attribution in the article's history log? Thanks in advance. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 21:24, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Howdy. Not sure this is possible, even though I can see why it would be useful. It seems the manner in which the move was ultimately completed was suggested at ANI [3]. I wasn't a part of the discussion though. I hope this helps. Anotherclown (talk) 09:58, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Article to traduct from french wikipedia[edit]


If you are interested in Napoleonic Wars, there is a new featured article in concerning its economical aspects.

Rifford (talk) 23:45, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for posting this. I'm pleased to see that it includes a photo I took as well ;) Nick-D (talk) 06:39, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Draft:Groupement No.6[edit]

Dear military experts: Here's an old draft that will shortly be deleted unless someone takes and interest in it. Is this something that should be kept and improved? —Anne Delong (talk) 00:45, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

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