Talk:List of German field marshals

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Former FLC List of German field marshals is a former featured list candidate. Please view the link under Article milestones below to see why the nomination failed. Once the objections have been addressed you may resubmit the article for featured list status.
January 3, 2015 Featured list candidate Not promoted
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject Biography / Military (Rated List-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
 List  This article has been rated as List-Class on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the military biography work group (marked as High-importance).
 
WikiProject Military history (Rated BL-Class)
MILHIST This article is within the scope of the Military history WikiProject. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks. To use this banner, please see the full instructions.
BL This article has been rated as BL-Class on the quality assessment scale.
WikiProject Germany  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Germany, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Germany on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 

Question[edit]

Is this list complete? Emperor001 (talk) 15:35, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

It is now ... five years later! Jonas Vinther (speak to me!) 23:17, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Wellington[edit]

Is there a reason Wellington is omitted as he was a Prussian FM? Garlicplanting (talk) 14:51, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Ernst Fresser[edit]

Can someone confirm that this person was really a FM? Gbawden (talk) 08:55, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Looks like a hoax to me. A German field marshal with no article on German Wikipedia? Who died in a prison camp in an English town in Ireland!? I don't think so. Created by an editor who only made this single edit in his entire Wikipedia career. Speedy delete material I think. -- Necrothesp (talk) 10:28, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Definately a hoax: there was no such German generalfeldmarschall during the Second World War. The list of those is well known. The article Ernst Fresser should be nominated for (speedy)) deletion. -- fdewaele, 12 June 2014, 13:22 CET.

November 2014[edit]

I have massive improved and expanded the article. Will nominate it for GA-status and then get it to FA-status. Inputs and help along the reviews would be helpful. Jonas Vinther (speak to me!) 16:34, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

I notice some foreign honorary recipients, such as King George V and the Ottoman Sultans, have been removed from this list. Why is this? In other lists of field marshals it has been usual to include such royal honorary appointments and a number do seem to have been kept on this list. -- Necrothesp (talk) 14:18, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
If someone has been removed from the list which existed before my expansion it's because I was unable to find a source for them. Jonas Vinther (speak to me!) 00:21, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

January 2015[edit]

I didn't get the article to FA-status, as planned, in November 2014. While my initial improvement and expansion did the bulk of the work, the lead needs some copy editing and improvements here and there. If you do have some ideas on how to help regarding these points, please show initiative and edit away. Thanks a bunch. Jonas Vinther (speak to me!) 01:42, 10 January 2015 (UTC)