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U-66[edit]

Hey, I see you expanded the article on U-66. I don't think you were aware of it, but I had a userpage draft in my userspace on this topic since about January of last year. I've added my info into the article, so I suggest you check if any of yours was accidentally deleted. Cheers, Buggie111 (talk) 20:53, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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I think I've found what happened on May 4th - have a look at your VP thread. Peridon (talk) 15:22, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

WWI[edit]

Could we get you to read over MOS:IMAGELOCATION - " avoid sandwiching text between two images that face each other, and between an image and an infobox or similar.".Moxy (talk) 14:48, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Here is an example File:World war 1 sandwich text.jpg.Moxy (talk) 18:55, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
I assume that you are watching this page.
I have looked at the example and to be honest, I think that having 'sandwich'ed text is a lot better than having acres of white space, IMO; or is there another way round this & if so, what is it? RASAM (talk) 19:58, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
Not sure what you mean by white spaces - I don't see this. You on a modern computer?Moxy (talk) 16:50, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
Pretty modern. I got it (a new computer) in February this year, with Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 and believe me, the white space I see on some pages is horrendous. When I look at a typical page, over 80% of the pictures seem to be to the right, hence the white space. And besides, the code for each image is such that it automatically defaults to the right. Other images are marked 'right' and go there. Still others are marked 'left' and go there, so I don't think there is a problem with this rechner. Maybe yours is a little bit crook.
Now I think about it, my old computer (with Windows XP and IE 7), didn't seem to have this problem ! RASAM (talk) 21:14, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

May 2013[edit]

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Yeah, the 103rd was pretty much all my work. Thankyou for the copyedit; I don't usually blind revert changes. Buckshot06 (talk) 21:58, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

June 2013[edit]

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Avro York & Gatow[edit]

Great that you put in such a lot of work in order to have the format of the York article in better shape; thanks!
Just a tiny bit of a correction, concerning the 15 March 1949 accident:
Gatow is not located "southwest of West Berlin", it is in the southwest part of West Berlin itself (now called Berlin only). Once you are dealing with the York article again, you might want to correct it. - Regards --Uli Elch (talk) 07:29, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks; I try.
I was stationed in west Berlin in the early seventies with the British army. So I should have known. Maybe I'd got it into my head that Gatow in the late forties was sw 'of' instead of 'in' the Großstadt; (it was inside the wall in my time there). My mistake. RASAM (talk) 15:03, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Hey, can you help me on something?[edit]

In the Execution by firing squad article, I put that two German spies were executed by American firing squad in Toul, France. But from the looks of it, countries-by-countries that used firing squad only lists if it's under the occupation and administration of military forces or civilian administration who implemented it's rules on a foreign country. I don't think France was under US occupation and implemented it's rules on the country by US occupation military and civilian leaders as they let the previously sympathetic French leader back to their own places before WWII begin. What is your view on this? Is this fine? Thanks XXzoonamiXX (talk) 03:15, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, XXzoonamiXX
I don't think I can be of much use to you on the subject of 'Execution by firing squad', except to say maybe that part of northern France was under American martial law for a short time during World War II ? I originally put the bit about a First World War execution in because it seemed to me to be a good example of a lack of recoil in a soldier's rifle which was soon noticed. I think it's examples like this that might have prompted the introduction of cartridges with wax bullets.
As for Toul, I thought you had misspelt Toulon, which of course is in southern France. A quick look at the Toul article soon put me right !

Sorry I couldn't be of more help

RASAM (talk) 20:23, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Neuve Chapelle[edit]

Question for you here. Talk:Battle of Neuve ChapelleKeith-264 (talk) 17:04, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

December 2013[edit]

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Iron Coffins[edit]

Hello
I gather you have added stuff from Herbert Werner's book "Iron Coffins" to a number of articles in the past; I'm sorry for all your hard work but I've just raised the issue of its reliability as a source at MILHIST. It's here if you wish to comment. Xyl 54 (talk) 12:05, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the trouble to track me down and let me know about changes to the Werner article. I will reply on the MILHIST page in due course.
RASAM (talk) 12:35, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Just to let you know I've posted the proposal about splitting the article (here). As you did most of the work on it, do you have any thoughts one way or the other? Xyl 54 (talk) 22:48, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know about the split; my main concern would be that although I can see the sense in keeping the book "Iron Coffins" separate from any Herbert Werner article, I would be worried that an HW biography only offering would be too short, and condemned to be a stub for a long time. Indeed, in the early days of the article's life, somebody wanted to put it on some sort of list, there was even talk of deletion (read the talk page). I defended it, saying something like: 'to have survived the war' would make him (HW) notable'.
If there is more material available (from a reliable source, natch), I would say: Go for it!
RASAM (talk) 21:48, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Fair point. I was pleased that the general view in the discussion was that the book has enough notability for a stand-alone article, but there's no hurry about making the split. I wouldn't want to jeopardize the Werner article, though (to use the Papillon example yet again) being the author of a best-selling book is notability enough: Charriere doesn't merit an article for anything he did as a small-time crook. I'm happy to leave it until the Werner article is more secure. Regards, Xyl 54 (talk) 22:34, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
I hope you do not have too long to wait. All the best.

RASAM (talk) 18:12, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

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Season's Greetings[edit]

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To You and Yours!
FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:17, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

User page foibles[edit]

My user page was written with obvious delusions of grandeur, basically in the "royal we", and derived from my bio at a time when I was much more into myself as an author. I'll have to look at it again and make some changes. Thanks for the heads-up. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 14:06, 21 December 2015 (UTC)