Talk:Operation Peppermint

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Whose operation?[edit]

Shouldn't the lead of the article say which contry's operation this was? — Kpalion(talk) 17:36, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

A good idea. Added this to the lead. Hawkeye7 (talk) 19:32, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Unanswered question[edit]

Did any of the equipment (even just the film rolls) actually go ashore in Normandy in June 1944? It would be good if the article could make this clearer, or mention what the sources have to say about it. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 18:35, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Elements of the 30th and 33rd Chemical Decontamination Companies went ashore on D-Day, but there is no record of them taking any of the Peppermint equipment with them. The film badges were strips of film attached to a badge that you wore. They could be checked for radiation exposure. Manhattan Project staff normally had them as part of their ID badges, which ensured that they wore them at all times. They had two drawbacks: they could not detect all forms of radiation; and by the time they were checked, the person had already been exposed. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:47, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Tomobe03 (talk · contribs) 14:09, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

I'll review the article shortly.--Tomobe03 (talk) 14:09, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

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MOS, prose and coverage:

  • Why not wikilink Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.?
  • The lead is within bounds of the WP:LEAD in terms of number of paragraphs, but I'd prefer if there were a bit more information in there. For instance, it might be useful to readers to state when the preparations started, name a couple of prominent related officers, and somehow indicate scale of the operation. The latter might be achieved by indicating how many film packets and Geiger counters were deployed/ready for deployment or in some similar way. I find these to be particularly useful since there is no infobox designed for this type of article which could cover any omissions made in the lead in respect of providing quick information for readers. Still, nothing elaborate is needed regarding this.
    • There is an infobox for this type of article. Added all this. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:40, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
      • Wow, I tried to locate one but failed! I'll need one like that down the road myself.--Tomobe03 (talk) 22:55, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Is there any information offered by the sources on how the Manhattan Project used the materials provided from the Operation Peppermint? If so, a sentence or two would be good to have (possible procedures developed or discarded, simply stored, disposed of or whatever else).
    • Added a sentence at the end. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:40, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Overall, I like the article and there are very few issues to address. Nice work!--Tomobe03 (talk) 18:16, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

All clear, happy to pass.--Tomobe03 (talk) 22:55, 12 June 2013 (UTC)