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New featured articles

Chartres Cathedral, an example of French Gothic architecture from the Middle Ages
Charles Rudd, one of the grantees of the Rudd Concession
USS Saratoga in 1942
23rd Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Kama (2nd Croatian) (Peacemaker
A companion to Peacemaker's Featured Article on the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian), this focuses on another Bosnian Muslim formation raised by the Waffen SS to fight in the Balkans during World War II. It underwent GAN and ACR before being nominated for FAC.
Fort Yellowstone (MONGO and Mike Cline
This article details the US Army's management of the world's first national park, Yellowstone, a task it undertook for over 30 years before the establishment of the US National Park Service. It went through GAN and Peer Review before FAC.
Iven Mackay (Hawkeye7
Another Australian general in Hawkeye's series of articles on command in the South West Pacific Area during World War II, this article passed GA and A-Class reviews before achieving Featured Article status.
Japanese battleship Yamashiro (Dank and Sturmvogel 66
In co-nominator Dank's words, "The big battleship-on-battleship fights are the images that seem to stick in peoples' minds ... that's kind of the point of all that weaponry and armor ... but because battleships cost so much, navies have usually been very reluctant to risk them. In 1944, with its back to the wall, the Imperial Japanese Navy did risk it all ... with dramatic results ... This FAC completes the Fusō-class battleship trilogy."
Leningrad première of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 (Nikkimaria
Nominator Nikkimaria presented what she described as "a great and touching story" of the premiere during the Siege of Leningrad of Shostakovich's 7th. It was listed as a Good Article and Peer Reviewed before FAC.
Middle Ages (Ealdgyth, Johnbod and Eric Corbett
This was, in co-nominator Ealdgyth's words, "a labor of love" on "one of the main historical periods, and arguably the formative one for the current world". It was also listed at GA and Peer Reviewed prior to FAC.
Pennsylvania-class battleship (The ed17
Ed's first solo FAC in 18 months is on the two-ship Pennsylvania class, of which the lead vessel's sister, Arizona, was by far the more famous of the pair.
Rudd Concession (Cliftonian
Cliftonian continues his series on the history of Rhodesia with this article on the grant of mining rights by the Matabele king Lobengula that led to the foundation of the British South Africa Company and, subsequently, Rhodesia itself.
SMS Prinzregent Luitpold (Parsecboy
Yet another of Parsecboy's German battleship articles, part of a Good Topic that he's looking to turn into a Featured Topic, this went through GA and ACR over the course of two years before attaining FA status.
USS Kearsarge (BB-5)‎ (Inkbug
Kearsarge began her career as lead ship of the her class of pre-dreadnought battleships, and ended it as the rather less glamorous Crane Ship No. 1. This is nominator Inkbug's first Featured Article, and we congratulate him on the achievement.
USS Saratoga (CV-3) (Sturmvogel 66
Another of Sturm's capital ship articles, this neatly ties in with Hawkeye's nuclear bomb series because Saratoga, starting her career as one of the US Navy's first aircraft carriers, ended it as a target for the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll during Operation Crossroads.

New featured pictures

Deportations, massacre locations and extermination centers during the Armenian Genocide (Nominator: Sémhur
The airship USS Macon (ZRS-5) (Nominator: Crisco 1492
Gassed by John Singer Sargent (Nominator: Keraunoscopia
1924 map of US Naval Academy (Nominator: Awardgive

New A-Class articles

Engineers using a South African-built Buffel mine-protected vehicle to patrol Namibia as part of the Australian contribution to UNTAG in 1989–90
Location of major events during the Norman conquest of England in 1066
Alan McNicoll (Abraham, B.S.
This article covers the life and career of one of a senior commander in the Royal Australian Navy. It represents a welcome return to ACR by nominator Abraham, B.S., who's had the article under development in user space for two years.
Artur Phleps (Peacemaker67
Phleps served in three armies, in two wars, was a Waffen SS Corps commander in the Balkans and was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
Australian contribution to UNTAG (AWHS
This article provides a detailed account of the little known, but highly successful, deployment of two Australian Army engineer squadrons to Namibia during 1989 and 1990. AWHS was a member of this force, and the article is illustrated with photographs taken by veterans of the operation. This is AWHS' first A-class article, and was developed through a GA nomination.
Henry I of England (Hchc2009
Henry I was the ruler of England from 1100 to 1135 and fought several wars during his lengthy time on the throne. He was a stern ruler, and a recent historian has described Henry as being "in many respects highly unpleasant".
List of sieges of Gibraltar (HJ Mitchell
This list provides a summary of the 14 recorded sieges of Gibraltar between 1309 and 1783. Notably, four of the five successful sieges were completed within a few days, and all but one of the several lengthy sieges the peninsula has been subjected to have ended in failure.
McDonnell Douglas A-4G Skyhawk (Nick-D
Covering the Australian-specific variant of the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, this article discusses the features of the type's design and their service with the Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Norman conquest of England (Ealdgyth
A sizable article on a "big" topic, this article recounts the invasion and occupation of England by Norman forces between 1066 and 1075.
No. 81 Wing RAAF (Ian Rose
Ian's third successful A-class nomination for an article on a Royal Australian Air Force wing, this article describes the history of the current parent headquarters of the RAAF's force of F/A-18 Hornets.
Robert Bacher (Hawkeye
This is the latest in what Hawkeye calls his "long line of Manhattan Project articles". Bacher was an American nuclear physicist who served as one of the leaders of the World War II Manhattan Project.
Roza Shanina (Brandmeister
Another biography, Shanina was a female Soviet sniper of World War II who was credited with 54 kills and described as the "the unseen terror of East Prussia" prior to her death in the last weeks of the war. The article was developed to mark the 90th anniversary of her birth.
SMS Schlesien (Parsecboy
Schlesien was a Deutschland-class pre-dreadnought battleship which served with the German Navy in both world wars. In his nomination statement Parsecboy noted that this is among the last articles on a German battleship to be developed to A-class standard—a remarkable achievement by any measure.
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