Template:Did you know nominations/Alfie Fripp

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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by BlueMoonset (talk) 00:29, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Alfie Fripp[edit]

Tunnel "Harry" from the Great Escape.

  • ... that RAF Squadron Commander Alfie Fripp (1913–2013), the longest-serving and oldest-surviving British prisoner of war of World War II, "liberated" tools used in the excavation of the Great Escape tunnel (pictured)?
  • Reviewed: Sing for Me
  • Comment: The two authors may be new. I have written DYKs before

Created by Sealman (talk), CAWylie (talk). Nominated by Kiefer.Wolfowitz (talk) at 22:33, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Length OK; date OK; references OK; no close paraphrasing concerns. Hook length, format and referencing in the article OK. I copy-edited the hook a bit, and changed it to say he helped in the construction rather than helped dig the tunnel as there is no indication that he participated in the actual digging. Also changed the Great Escape link to the film. Image is suitably licensed on Commons. I removed additional commentary on the Great Escape from the image mouseover as it should just be a description of the image. Good to go. BabelStone (talk) 01:09, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
    Minor polishes Kiefer.Wolfowitz 19:32, 10 January 2013 (UTC)-->
  • Word 'oldest' needs to be substituted for 'last' in hook for accuracy .Sealman 13:36, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
    Done! Thanks! Kiefer.Wolfowitz 13:47, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Alt: Shorter. Kiefer.Wolfowitz 14:03, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that the "Great Escape" tunnel (pictured) was excavated using tools that had been "liberated" by Alfie Fripp, the longest-serving and oldest-surviving British POW of World War II?