Talk:First Battle of Kharkov
Reason for the move
This was the 1941 battle for the city of Kharkov--mrg3105mrg3105 08:52, 1 February 2008 (UTC) The German 6th Army needed to take the city in order to close the widening gap between the 4th Panzer Group and the 17th Army. In 1941 4th Panzer Group was part of Army Group North. 1st Panzer Group was fighting in Army Group South (inc. battle for Rostov in 1941) - so please change this incorrect information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 07:36, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Eeehhh... Why is this battle listed as a "Soviet victory", when the Germans actually took Kharkov/Kharkiv (as the article clearly states)? Any particular reason for this apparently contradictory state of affairs?
Kharkov / Kharkiv
The spelling of the city name here was boldly changed on 21 February with the edit summary “to reflect common English usage & for consistency within this article and with the one on Kharkiv”. I have reverted these changes, as the rationale is wholly incorrect.
The relevant guideline is WP:NC(Geographical names), which says “if…the article deals only with a place in a period when it held a different name, the widely accepted historical English name should be used”. In this case "Kharkov" is correct.
There is a fuller discussion here. Xyl 54 (talk) 00:15, 17 March 2013 (UTC)