Template:Did you know nominations/Battle for Castle Itter

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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 Hawkeye7 (talk) 10:41, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Battle for Castle Itter[edit]

Castle Itter

Created by Typing General (talk). Self nominated at 02:46, 11 July 2013 (UTC).

  • Symbol confirmed.svg Everything seems to check out fine and it's an interesting story. Well done. Andrew Davidson (talk) 12:45, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg The hook, unfortunately, is too long at 212 characters (201 excluding "pictured"). Can a shorter hook be proposed? Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 21:30, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
  • because "Castle Itter" and "Itter Castle" are redundant when seen in the same hook? BlueMoonset (talk) 21:48, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
  • I think this is more direct; possible changes include "in which" replacing "where", and/or adding "which occurred" before "five days":
  • ALT3: ... that the Battle for Castle Itter (castle pictured), five days after the death of Adolf Hitler, was the only World War II battle where American and German soldiers fought as allies?
ALT3 is currently 180 characters including "(castle pictured)". —BlueMoonset (talk) 22:28, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
  • I would rather remove the part about Hitler's death. Would this work? It's 183 characters, including the (castle pictured):
  • I don't think the repetition of "castle in "medieval castle (castle pictured)" or the two iterations of "World War II" work well, and still prefer "in which" to "where". How about ALT4a, which is only 177 characters:
Let me know what you think. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:49, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
I love it. Let's go with that.--Typing General (talk) 06:13, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Since I suggested ALT4a I can't also review it. Reviewer needed to review that hook, and should probably check other DYK requirements since the original review is very non-specific about what was checked. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:17, 22 July 2013 (UTC)