Talk:Battle of Soor

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Soor[edit]

Where/what is Soor? There is no mention in the article of why the battle is so named! Languagehat (talk) 22:19, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Review comment[edit]

I would still rate this Start class for the same reasons as currently listed (B1=n, B2=n). Also B4=n. If B1 and B4 were fixed and there were no other changes, I would assess it as C-class (B2=n). The britishbattles.com source has some excellent material of which the article gives a shortened account. Another reviewer might decide it is B class but I think it is too brief.

  • (B1) Everything is cited, but there is a syntax problem with the citations because they are not numbered under Notes. The first citation [1] about National Flags is not needed and not relevant to the article. Under References, the article lists several good sources (ex: Duffy) but the article only cites Chandler. A citation reads, "All statistics taken from Chandler", but only the Prussian strength is cited [2] while all other infobox statistics have a different citation [3].
  • (B2) As Languagehat asked on 19 March 2012, where is Soor? The introduction should say who won the battle and briefly sum up what happened. There is no Results section (you could move the casualties there) which should say what happened next and explain the results, if any. The infobox says the Austrians had 40,200 men but this is not in the text.
  • (B4) Syntax: Periods should be followed by one space. Typos: "Prussian scoots" > scouts; "it's own troops" > its; "suffred 7,444" > suffered. Awkward sentence: "Austrian artillery proceeded to fire on the Prussian encampment, while the rest of the army marched into battle." (The source says the Prussians marched but the sentence makes it seem like it was the Austrians. I believe the source says the Austrian guns fired on the camp AND the Prussian soldiers as they marched into battle.) Djmaschek (talk) 03:03, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

It looks like this source got removed, perhaps by accident: http://obscurebattles.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-battle-of-soor-1745_23.html. This could be put with the other uncited references under a See also section. Djmaschek (talk) 03:24, 8 December 2014 (UTC)