Talk:Battle of Warsaw (1656)

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Mistake regarding the term "Colline"[edit]

On the second day, Frederick William led a personal reconnaissance mission and noticed that a hillock against the forest, known as the "Colline" ... With the Germans having shifted attention to the Colline hillock,

Colline is not a proper name, but simply the French word for hillock, or small hill See Wiktionary entry. French served as a common language among the educated elites in 17th-century Europe. Perhaps the Brandenburg and Swedish officers used it among themselves to coordinate their efforts during the battle, and so referred to that decisive terrain feature as the colline. It seems one or more authors of military history, who did not know French, found the term in first-hand sources, and referred to it like it was a name. Textor (talk) 03:45, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

B-class review[edit]

Failed due to insufficient citations. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 22:13, 4 May 2012 (UTC)