Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Peer review/Third Battle of Seoul

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Third Battle of Seoul[edit]

Another challenging project, given that this battle has a million little stories from 7+ countries with no cohesive narrative that connects them all. Because of this, I'm particular concerned on the issue of coverage and weight. I'm submitting this article for peer review in the hope that a team of editors with strong understandings of military histories from Australia, China, North Korea, South Korea, UK and US (maybe Turkey too?) could look at the article with fresh sets of eyes. Jim101 (talk) 01:48, 23 July 2010 (UTC)


A few minor (style) comments:

  • there is some mixing of US and British English spellings, for example "defence" and "defense" in the Actions at the Imjin River and the Hantan River section;
  • in the Citations section, the page ranges should have endashes instead of hyphens per WP:DASH;
  • in the Citations, I think it is more standard for page ranges to be depicted as "pp." rather than "p." (which would be for single pages only, e.g. "p. 3", but "pp. 3–4";
What about multiple pages? Is it "p. 3, 5" or "pp. 3, 5"?
I think it is pp. in that instance. AustralianRupert (talk) 22:51, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
  • in the References section, the Alexander source is missing an ISBN;
The 1986 edition of Alexander's book does not have an ISBN number. Is there a rule that covers this case? Jim101 (talk) 16:34, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
Hi, Jim. World cat has the details as thus: ISBN 9780870521355 and OCLC 20994629. The link is here: [1]. AustralianRupert (talk) 22:43, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I have been looking for ages for the numbers. Jim101 (talk) 01:11, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  • in the References section, some of the ISBNs are hyphenated but other's aren't, these should be consistent (same also for the Further reading section);
  • in the References section, the titles should be capitalised per WP:MOSCAPS#Composition titles. For instance "Korean battle chronology: unit-by-unit United States casualty figures and Medal of Honor citations" should be "Korean Battle Chronology: Unit-by-unit United States Casualty Figures and Medal of Honor Citations" (the title of the work by Ryan also needs tweaking in this regard). AustralianRupert (talk) 07:56, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
I fixed everything pointed out above I believe. Jim101 (talk) 01:11, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
Looks good. Good work, sorry I can't really comment on the content (not really my area of knowledge). Regards. AustralianRupert (talk) 10:53, 24 July 2010 (UTC)