Talk:John Dill

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Does anyone know how he died? And the cat on his birth was incorrect (it was 1888, when it should have been, I think, 1881). If anyone thinks that is incorrected please change it back and change the date of birth on other parts of the article. But I think '81 is correct. Aaрон Кинни (t) 11:46, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Not Northern Ireland[edit]

The usual wiki practice is to reflect the situation as at the time of an event. So, in WWII articles, we refer to Ceylon, Burma, etc. In 1881, Dill's birth year, there was no "Northern Ireland" (partition occurred in the early 1920s), therefore the correct term to use, IMO, is "Ireland". No offence intended. Folks at 137 21:23, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Nor taken. Just the contrary, thank you for the precision.
Kind regards, Zack Holly Venturi 21:56, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Gazette search results[edit] need to finish going through these ones. David Underdown (talk) 13:54, 30 July 2008 (UTC)


The section headed "controversy" seems overly long for coverage of a war minute written two days after Dunkirk. I'm not sure it is controversial either (in the sense that it hasn't generated a controversy), assuming it is correct (I do not have the book to hand). All the best: Rich Farmbrough01:12, 6 August 2014 (UTC).

I think it was probably simplified a bit too far. It doesn't need a mini-essay but it should at least mention Dill's evident enthusiasm and the reasons why his advice was rejected, and have amended a bit accordingly. Churchill's bloodthirstiness about poison gas and strategic bombing - until he got cold feet after Dresden iirc - is of course a story in itself (and one of a vast list of topics about which I have notes for article-writing one of these years), but perhaps doesn't belong here.Paulturtle (talk) 23:32, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

first not american in Arlington National Cemetery[edit]

Doesn't appear to be the case. Luigi Bartolucci-Dundas was burried there in 1920 and Dirk Van Beusekom in 1943.©Geni (talk) 05:01, 28 August 2018 (UTC)