Talk:Operation Sonnenblume

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Additions[edit]

Added material to prelude.Keith-264 (talk) 09:54, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

German vs English names[edit]

Might this article (especially the Background..Afika Corp section) read a bit better were the English translations of German unit designations to be used--as is typical of most such articles? Giving the German designation parenthetically (if desired) would be more consistent. Juan Riley (talk) 17:13, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Probably but I'd put translations in parentheses on the first use of a German term like an abbreviation. I've experimented with permutations of using German/Italian/French terms about German/Italian/French units and code names etc, using them in parentheses as illumination and local colour, doing them first in German/Italian/French sections and other methods and never been really satisfied with the result. Keith-264 (talk) 17:25, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Not complaining...but things like this: "5. leichte-Division‍ '​s (mot)" don't scan well for me as an American English reader. I don't think I have run across such in other WWII articles. But who knows. I do like the extra info if added as parenthetical once. I will live with it one way or another. :) Juan Riley (talk) 17:30, 5 July 2015 (UTC) PS. Damn..no prickly pear in that picture. Juan Riley (talk) 17:32, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Damned if we do, damned if we don't. ;O) I only stumbled on this article when I was having a rest from the Western Front 1915-1917 and don't have that many sources for the technical details. Unfortunately, work has got in the way so I'm only bitting and bobbing. No cacti on the UiC allotments ;O)Keith-264 (talk) 17:40, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Does it read a little easier now?Keith-264 (talk) 19:02, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Expansion[edit]

Added more material but it needs a ce when it's finished, particularly the periodisation.Keith-264 (talk) 11:39, 3 August 2015 (UTC) Got most of the narrative done, need to do the Aftermath section.Keith-264 (talk) 13:19, 4 August 2015 (UTC)