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Welcome to the December 2014 edition of the Bugle!

The results of the annual competitions to find Wikipedia's military historian of the year and the military history newcomer of the year are now in, with the voting concluding on 21 December. The field for both awards was strong, and the results are set out below.

The final edition of the Bugle for 2014 includes an interesting range of articles. TomStar81 continues his contributions on World War I with an op-ed discussing the famous Christmas truce which took place in December 1914, and a continuation of his timeline of the war which covers the other major events which took place that month.

This month's edition also boasts four book reviews which will hopefully provide you with some ideas for holiday reading (or last-minute presents!). Hawkeye7 has provided an assessment of a recent book on the controversial Operation Paperclip and a book-length assessment of the role of armoured reconnaissance units. On a lighter note, Nick-D covers a pair of science fiction books set in World War II.

We'd like to wish all members of the project a happy and safe Christmas period, and all the best for the new year.

Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk)

Military historian of the year and military history newcomer of the year

Thirteen editors were nominated for the military historian of the year award. Sturmvogel 66 took out first place, with Hawkeye7 placing second and Peacemaker67 third. The runners up were Hchc2009, Dank, Auntieruth55, P-123, Diannaa, BoringHistoryGuy, MisterBee1966, Ian Rose, Anotherclown, Tomobe03, and Parsecboy.

An impressively large number of editors were nominated for the military history newcomer award, with Pendright placing first. The runners up were I JethroBT, P-123, Jonas Vinther, Saxum, Cinderella157, and Catlemur.

The Bugle congratulates all of the nominees, and thanks TomStar81 for his work organising this year's poll, along with everyone who voted. You can view the results of previous years' awards at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Awards.

Awards and honours

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Interesting note: According to the awards page, Sturmvogel 66 is our first repeat award winner, having earned the Military Historian of the Year award's Golden Wiki in 2010 as well. TomStar81 (Talk) 02:24, 24 December 2014 (UTC)