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The Signpost: 02 January 2012[edit]

The Signpost: 09 January 2012[edit]

Military Historian of the Year[edit]

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The Signpost: 16 January 2012[edit]

The Bugle: Issue LXX, January 2012[edit]

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The Signpost: 23 January 2012[edit]

can you adopt me?[edit]

i need help managing my bot.--ethen bowen 02:25, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 January 2012[edit]

The Signpost: 06 February 2012[edit]

Main page appearance: Leopard 2E[edit]

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Spanish Leopard 2E in Madrid, October 2006

The Leopard 2E is a variant of the German Leopard 2 main battle tank, tailored to the requirements of the Spanish Army, which acquired it as part of an armament modernization program named Program Armor. The acquisition program for the Leopard 2E began in 1994, five years after the cancellation of the Lince tank program that culminated in an agreement to transfer 108 Leopard 2A4s to the Spanish Army in 1998 and started the local production of the Leopard 2E in December 2003. Despite postponement of production due to the 2003 merger between Santa Bárbara Sistemas and General Dynamics and continued fabrication issues between 2006 and 2007, 219 Leopard 2Es have been delivered to the Spanish Army. The Leopard 2E is a major improvement over the M60 Patton tank, which it replaced in Spain's mechanized and armored units. Its development represented a total of 2.6 million hours worth of work, 9,600 of them in Germany, at a total cost of 1.9 billion euros. This makes it one of the most expensive Leopard 2s built. It has thicker armor on the turret and glacis plate than the German Leopard 2A6, and uses a Spanish-designed tank command and control system, similar to the one fitted in German Leopard 2s. The Leopard 2E is expected to remain in service until 2025. (more...)

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The Signpost: 13 February 2012[edit]

The Signpost: 20 February 2012[edit]

Adoption[edit]

Can you mentor me through the wikipedia adopt program. added by sanjeetdash87 —Preceding undated comment added 03:49, 21 February 2012 (UTC).

The Bugle: Issue LXXI, February 2012[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXII, March 2012[edit]

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The Signpost: 26 March 2012[edit]

The Signpost: 02 April 2012[edit]

Non-free rationale for File:Chonmaho5 003.jpg[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIII, April 2012[edit]

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Slight change of Tiger usage in Winter storm[edit]

Hi. enjoyed reading your excellent article. Ive just made a slight edit clarifying the use of tigers in the assault phase of winter storm. The unit involved got there nearly 2 weeks late, but may have been factored in because the 503rd heavy tank btn was included in one of the panzer divs organisations for the assault. Not sure which one yet though. (Only my 3rd edit and can do wiki links, but still shy of adding sources, because I dont know how to, or to distrupt article citation lists.) But the source is the 503rd operational diary. Please contact if you concur or wish to talk and to add source if we can isolate it. Theres also an enigmatic and fascinating paragraph in Clarks Barbarossa which talks about the enormous supply train of vehicles which was ready to roll if WS had got through. it was organised by an obscure officer, a Col Eissman (?) An engineer. if we can source that it would be a cool addition. Cheers bro Irondome (talk) 01:17, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Adoption request[edit]

Just wondering if you are adopting at the moment? Irondome (talk) 02:03, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Catalan has been relatively inactive for quite some time – see Special:Contributions/Catalan. You may want to seek out a different mentor. :-) Regards, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:42, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Ed, understood. Hope Catalan gets on soon. Irondome (talk) 06:30, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012[edit]

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVI, July 2012[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVII, August 2012[edit]

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Adoption Post[edit]

Hi, I saw your post on the adopter list. Can you adopt me? I am quite new to Wikipedia and I would love to do editing and article creation, but I am a bit lost with all the info. Thanks! AFisch99 (talk) 18:05, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Adopt-a-user[edit]

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Hi Catalan. I'm leaving you this message because you have previously been involved as an adopter with Wikipedia's Adopt-a-user program. A clean-up of this program is currently underway, and as part of the process I am trying to find out who is and isn't still interested in remaining an adopter.

If you would prefer not to be part of the adoption program anymore, you need do nothing; when the overhaul of the project is completed your name will be removed from the list of active adopters. However, if you have current adoptees, an active adoption school or an interest in adopting in the near future, then please let us know by signing here.

If you want to remain in the project and can currently take on more adoptees, there is a serious backlog at Category:Wikipedians seeking to be adopted in Adopt-a-user; it would be enormously helpful if you could take on one or two of the users there. Please do keep an eye on the project for upcoming changes, we could use your opinions and your help! Yunshui  08:58, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXVIII, September 2012[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXIX, October 2012[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXX, November 2012[edit]

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Issue you may be interested in[edit]

You may be interested[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Austrian_School#Mises.2Finflation.2FKrugman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Austrian_School#Edit_Warring_----_Byelf2007_Please_Revert_your_recent_edits http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Austrian_School#RfC_Krugman_critique_about_inflation

The basic issue is some people want to pretend that someone claiming they're criticizing Austrian theory means they must be. Byelf2007 (talk) 14 December 2012

The Bugle: Issue LXXXI, December 2012[edit]

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'Tis that season again...[edit]

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Hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday season, Catalan! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 06:02, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! And, likewise! JonCatalán(Talk) 06:31, 25 December 2012 (UTC)


Main page appearance: tanks in the Spanish Army[edit]

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Spanish Army M48 Patton tank

There have been tanks in the Spanish Army since French FT-17s were delivered in 1919. These were used in the Rif War and participated in the first amphibious landing with tanks. In 1925, the Spanish Army began to produce its own tank, based on the FT-17, but it was never put into mass production. During the Spanish Civil War, the two opposing armies received many tanks from foreign powers. The war proved inconclusive in regards to the proof of mechanized warfare, despite attempts by foreign advisers and soldiers to use newly devised theories. Afterwards, Spain began to manufacture a light tank, known as the Verdeja, but the project was a failure. In 1953, the United States agreed to supply tanks including the M48 Patton (pictured) but a dispute with America about their use led Spain to look elsewhere for further tanks, including the AMX-30E. Renewed plans for a Spanish tank (the Lince program) failed due to financial problems; instead Spain modernized the AMX-30Es and procured American M60 Patton tanks. In 1994, Spain began negotiating with Germany to purchase the Leopard 2, procuring 108 Leopard 2A4s and building 219 Leopard 2Es in Spain; these are still in use. (Full article...)

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Congrats! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 17:53, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
Very informative and enjoyable article. Good work. Irondome (talk) 01:08, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles on your featured topic, such as Tanks in the Spanish Army, for your work as coordinator of project Military history, "Military historian of the Year" 2008, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:42, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 387th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:47, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for today's TAM, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:57, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Two years ago ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:14, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were recipient no. 387 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:18, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Four years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

This is awesome, thank you! JonCatalán(Talk) 16:16, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
Five years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:46, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXII, January 2013[edit]

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Notification of proposal to ban Spanish articles from Did You Know?[edit]

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The "public domain" declaration was over-written by future edits because the file include non-PD Wikimedia Foundation (c) elements. I added a comment to this effect and removed the speedy-deletion tag as the licensing is clear. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 04:09, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVI, May 2013[edit]

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Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi Catalan! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 23:52, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

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WP:FOUR RFC[edit]

There are two WP:RFCs at WP:FOUR. The first is to conflate issues so as to keep people from expressing meaningful opinions. The second, by me, is claimed to be less than neutral by proponents of the first. Please look at the second one, which I think is much better.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:19, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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Main Page appearance: T-26[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of T-26 know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on December 30, 2013. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/December 30, 2013. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

A T-26 tank on museum display

The T-26 tank was a Soviet light infantry tank used in the 1930s and World War II. It is widely considered one of the most successful tank designs of the 1930s until its light armor became vulnerable to newer anti-tank guns. It was produced in greater numbers than any other tank of the period, with more than 11,000 manufactured, and it was used extensively in the armies of Spain, China and Turkey. Many variants were produced, including different combat vehicles based on its chassis such as flame-throwing tanks, remotely controlled tanks, and armoured carriers. The T-26 together with the BT was the Red Army's main tank in the interwar period. Though nearly obsolete by the beginning of World War II, it was the most important tank of the Spanish Civil War and played a significant role in the Battle of Lake Khasan in 1938 and the Winter War in 1939–40. The T-26 was the most numerous Soviet tank during the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. The T-26 was used in the Battle of Moscow in winter 1941/42, the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of the Caucasus in 1942–43. The tanks last saw use in August 1945, during the defeat of the Japanese Kwantung Army in Manchuria. (Full article...)

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The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/June 17, 2015[edit]

Hi Jon, it's been a while. A summary of a Featured Article you nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. Let me know if you're still around and available to look at the article. - Dank (push to talk) 01:25, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

I sent him a quick email. Who knows, maybe this will tempt him back into making a few edits. ;-) Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 02:24, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
Yea, sure thing. For the AMX-30E article, right? JonCatalán(Talk) 03:25, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
Yep, welcome back. Please look at the lead ... if it's what you want, then I can get started turning it into a TFA column. - Dank (push to talk) 11:19, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
Jon? Is the lead okay? - Dank (push to talk) 18:49, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I've been out of town. I've been out of the game for a while, so I don't want to edit it directly. Is it too long? That's what stands out the most to me. JonCatalán(Talk) 19:40, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
No problems. Now that you mention it, the article lead at AMX-30E is little bit long, yes ... you don't have to reduce it, but it would help. Other than that, just make sure that the article lead says what you want it to say. Then I'll summarize the article lead to produce the TFA column. - Dank (push to talk) 19:52, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Okay, sounds good. I'll reduce it a bit when I get home from work. JonCatalán(Talk) 19:56, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXV, October 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXVII, December 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXX, March 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

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Otto Kittel[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you reviewed that article for GA about six years ago. I've since created an article on Franz Kurowski, whose work is used as the basis of the article. In view of Kurowski's demonstrated (I believe) non RS status, would you be interested in reassessing the article? K.e.coffman (talk) 05:34, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIV, August 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXV, September 2016[edit]

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Military history WikiProject coordinator election[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVI, October 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVII, November 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVIII, December 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIX, January 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXX, February 2017[edit]

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March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

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As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. More information can be found here for those that are interested, and members can sign up as participants at that page also.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 March and runs until 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017, so please sign up now.

For the Milhist co-ordinators. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:24, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXI, March 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXII, April 2017[edit]

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Proposed deletion of File:RageJonCatalan.jpg[edit]

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Go ahead and delete this one. JonCatalán(Talk) 05:05, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of File:MWSindex.jpg[edit]

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Go for it, don't even remember why I ever uploaded that. JonCatalán(Talk) 05:05, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of File:Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-236-1045-15A, Russland, Einheimischer in deutschen Diensten retouched.jpg[edit]

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Seems reasonable enough. JonCatalán(Talk) 05:06, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIII, May 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIV, June 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXV, July 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXVI, August 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXVII, September 2017[edit]

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2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway. As a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 29 September. Thank you for your time. For the current tranche of Coordinators, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:39, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXVIII, October 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIX, November 2017[edit]

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ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Catalan. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

2017 Military Historian of the Year and Newcomer of the Year nominations and voting[edit]

As we approach the end of the year, the Military History project is looking to recognise editors who have made a real difference. Each year we do this by bestowing two awards: the Military Historian of the Year and the Military History Newcomer of the Year. The co-ordinators invite all project members to get involved by nominating any editor they feel merits recognition for their contributions to the project. Nominations for both awards are open between 00:01 on 2 December 2017 and 23:59 on 15 December 2017. After this, a 14-day voting period will follow commencing at 00:01 on 16 December 2017. Nominations and voting will take place on the main project talkpage: here and here. Thank you for your time. For the co-ordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:35, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXL, December 2017[edit]

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User group for Military Historians[edit]

Greetings,

"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians.

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The Bugle: Issue CXLI, January 2018[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLII, February 2018[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLIII, March 2018[edit]

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April 2018 Milhist Backlog Drive[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout April 2018 the Military history Wikiproject is running its annual backlog elimination drive. This will focus on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • adding or improving listed resources on Milhist's task force pages
  • updating the open tasks template on Milhist's task force pages
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the scope of military history will be considered eligible. This year, the Military history project would like to extend a specific welcome to members of Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red, and we would like to encourage all participants to consider working on helping to improve our coverage of women in the military. This is not the sole focus of the edit-a-thon, though, and there are aspects that hopefully will appeal to pretty much everyone.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 April and runs until 23:59 UTC on 30 April 2018. Those interested in participating can sign up here.

For the Milhist co-ordinators, AustralianRupert and MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:53, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXLIIV, April 2018[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLIV, May 2018[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXLVI, June 2018[edit]

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