Talk:Battle of Buna–Gona

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February 10, 2013 Peer review Reviewed
February 19, 2017 Peer review Reviewed

Rice ration[edit]

Previous version[1]

The normal rice ration was 28 oz (800 g or approximately 600 mL).[89] Rice formed the bulk of the Japanese ration. At the end of December, each man received around 360 mL of rice per day but this was reduced to 40–80 mL in early January. There was no food for the period 8–12 January.

Current version has been edited to include convert template with thanks to User:Keith-264:

The normal rice ration was 28 oz (790 g).[89] Rice formed the bulk of the Japanese ration and at the end of December, each man received around 360 mL (12 US fl oz) of rice per day but this was reduced to 40–80 mL (1.4–2.7 US fl oz) in early January. There was no food for the period 8–12 January.

I appreciate Kieth's efforts and acknowledge that this might be the norm, however; in this case, I believe that it detracts from what is trying to be conveyed by adding too much superfluous information - obscuring the primary message. The essential information is the scale of change that has occurred with time. The relationship between imperial and metric is established in the first sentence: "28 oz (800 g or approximately 600 mL)" - rounding 790 g to 800 g. 360 mL is 60% of the normal ration of 600 mL (or, at a quick glance, a bit more than half). It falls to 40-80 mL (average 60 mL) or 10% of normal. I would like some feedback regarding my concern and how too deal with this? Cinderella157 (talk) 09:35, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

I agree, it felt a bit awkward when I tried to use the convert parameter and I don't think it turned out any better. I think your preference works better. Thanks for taking the trouble. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 10:00, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

CE[edit]

Finished the ce of the Battle section, revert as desired, not many flaws, mainly dates with -th. I was a bit surprised that there are writers even more laconic than me. ;o))Keith-264 (talk) 10:36, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Aftermath[edit]

I read the following article about the extraordinary large amount of war material left behind in the region. I'm not sure if this might be of interest but here's a link. http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/wwii/a-soldier-remembers-the-aftermath-at-port-moresby-papua-new-guinea/btphelps (talk to me) (what I've done) 20:09, 4 January 2018 (UTC)