Talk:New Guinea campaign

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Merge?[edit]

Referring to the tag to merge Organization of Japanese fortifications in New Guinea area into New Guinea campaign, the premise seems like a good idea as there is some harvestable content. A couple of issues/reservations though:

  • The source article is lengthy list-type and without many sources.
  • The source article is Japanese-specific, query how best to incorporate this article into the more Allied-centric destination article.

Dick G 04:24, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Great. The list format is a common problem, which is generelly resolved over time as people add content. I don't see "New Guinea campaign" as Allied-centric; I mean there is a companion Japanese Wikipedia article. Grant | Talk 04:40, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Hi, I suppose my only thought regarding it being Allied-centric is that the battle names are generally the Allied monikers rather than the Japanese ones and also referenced sources are predominantly from Allied viewpoint. Adding more Japanese content probably auto-addresses any slight imbalance in any event. If you're going to write the merge, let me know if you need any help with the edit. Cheers Dick G 05:24, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

NO--LtWinters 13:53, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

No what? Grant | Talk 15:44, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Do you really know what the Japanese names for the battles are? In my experience it can be hard to find that information. It's ok to name the articles after the most common western name for the battle since this is the English Wikipedia, but the intro should mention, if possible the Japanese name (see Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands for an example of what I'm talking about.). Cla68 17:14, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

I dont believe this article should be merged into the New Guinea campaign, as this relates to the Japanese Invasion and Occupation of Papua and should stand alone. The New Guinea campaign is a seperate campaign to liberate Papua from the Japanese. --Newm30 (talk) 22:56, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Differing designations[edit]

This article appears to amalgamate two different campaigns as defined by the United States, the Papuan campaign, and the New Guinea campaign. Is this correct? If it is, perhaps a brief terminology section should be added.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 17:09, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

No, it's four. The article also covers the Bismarck Archipelago campaign and the Northern Solomons campaign. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:57, 18 March 2013 (UTC)