Talk:Battle of Guantánamo Bay

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Just because this is copied from a public domain site doesn't mean the POV should stand. It needs to be toned down. RickK 21:58, Sep 19, 2004 (UTC)

A few thoughts:
1. Is there a naming convention that requires this incident to be titled "1898 invasion of Guantanamo Bay" instead of the much simpler and more accurate Battle of Guantanamo? The current title seems to imply that this "invasion" was conducted under special circumstances or against some quasi-sovereign entity, when in reality, it was a legitimate wartime attack in which soldiers fought and were killed, i.e., a battle.
2. Article contains too much superfluous information. Following this model, an article on the Battle of Waterloo would include detailed accounts of the French Revolution and a full biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. Many sections need to be condensed or truncated entirely.
3. As for NPOV, it's reasonable enough. Some casualty figures do seem sketchy - two Americans killed but none wounded in a "night long battle"? This alone isn't too much of a problem, however. I've had to deal with conflicting and contradictory casualty reports in related Spanish-American War battles - these can always be edited once reliable sources are made available, presuming they're inaccurate to begin with. - Albrecht

Concerning the title, what do the history books (in the U.S., Cuba, and other nations) call this event? We're not doing original research here, so we should be using some sort of familiar name. — Jeff Q 08:29, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)

NPOV notice[edit]

I've removed the NPOV notice. Apart from the title (which I think is accurate), what is POV about this? You should note that I've taken out some peacock terms (no pun intended) and a few POV words that really don't mean much. - Ta bu shi da yu 13:04, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)


I've read from several books, that the battle was fought from June 11 to June 15 (David F. Trask: War with Spain in 1898, Benjamin R. Beede: The War of 1898 and U.S. Interventions, 1898-1934, Jerry Keenan: Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American & Philippine-American Wars [says June 3-15, but the land battle again starts at June 11 and ends June 15],). In addition Kenneth E. Hendrickson's The Spanish-American War says marines landed on Guantanamo at June 10.--Ukas (talk) 19:55, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Dr Gibbs[edit]

Dr Gibbs cousin was married to James W. Roosevelt a cousin of Theodore Roosevelt —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:14, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

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