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27 February 2017

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To do list
I intend to work on these articles in the near future:

  1. Battle of Tarakan (1945)
  2. Battle of Beaufort (1945)
  3. 1 May 1982 engagements (draft under development here, and suggestions for a better article name would be appreciated!)
  4. Proposed Japanese invasion of Australia during World War II
  5. World War I defences of Australia
  6. Bougainville counterattack
  7. Operation Leader
  8. Operation Paravane
  9. Operation Obviate - User:Nick-D/Drafts12
  10. Operation Catechism

I also have plans to improve or start the following articles over the longer term:

Some ideas for articles
I don't intend to work on these topics (probably!), but I hope that someone else does

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