Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Latze » 31 Aug 2020 17:17

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Did anyone else get a sudden life ban the other day? Somewhat surprising, I'm not always that insightful but I can usually tell when I've shat the bed. ;O)
Yes, I did. I wrote an email to the administrators and got an automated reply that it was a problem affecting hundreds of users.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 05 Sep 2020 11:01

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of ... ronn%C3%A9

There's a discussion about when the battle started, I thought the night of 3/4 September but now I'm not sure.


Zuber, T., ed. (2014). The First Battle of the First World War: Alsace-Lorraine (cond. trans. ed. Deuringer, K. Die Schlacht in Lothringen und in den Vogesen 1914 die Feuertaufe der Bayerischen Armee. 2 Ereignisse nach dem 22. August [The Battle in Lorraine and the Vosges 1914: The Baptism of Fire of the Bavarian Army (II) Events to 22 August] Bayerische Kriegsarchiv, München, 1929 ed.). Stroud: The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7524-6086-4.

"The enemy outposts were driven back and they largely abandoned the terrain that the attack on on the evening of 4 September initially had to cross. On 3 and 4 September III Bavarian Corps was able to advance the front line, both (sic) in order to move the artillery forward and to establish the conditions for the main attack." p. 330 "The fighting on the night of 2/3 September had shown that a renewed attack on the night of 3/4 September required more thorough preparation and it was postponed. But reports received on 4 September in turn made it appear that further delay was not justified." p. 331

Herwig, H. (2009). The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle that Changed the World. New York: Random House. ISBN 978-1-4000-6671-1.

"The assault on the Grand Couronné began a day ahead of schedule, in the heavy, humid night of 3–4 September." p. 210

Boff, J. (2018). Haig's Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany's War on the Western Front (1st ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-967046-8.

"...and organise an attack on the Grand Couronné for the night of 4/5 September." p. 28

I'm starting to wish that I hadn't poked my bugle in now.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 03 Nov 2020 10:22

I'm limited to copy-editing because work is so knackering. Since we ended the furlough, we can't take cash and our card readers are wilting under the pressure of doing thousands of transactions a day. Card payments are far slower than cash so we get huge queues of pissed-off drivers; we can only go as fast as the machines which is immensely frustrating. Lucky for me that I've got a fortnight off coming up, I might raise the energy to finish Operation Jericho or the First Offensive Battle of Verdun. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by The Ibis » 03 Nov 2020 20:56

Attrition wrote:
03 Nov 2020 10:22
I'm limited to copy-editing because work is so knackering. Since we ended the furlough, we can't take cash and our card readers are wilting under the pressure of doing thousands of transactions a day. Card payments are far slower than cash so we get huge queues of pissed-off drivers; we can only go as fast as the machines which is immensely frustrating. Lucky for me that I've got a fortnight off coming up, I might raise the energy to finish Operation Jericho or the First Offensive Battle of Verdun. Fingers crossed.
Your lack of productivity on the Wikigimmick has been duly noted. Get moving or Terry won't let you post here anymore!

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 05 Nov 2020 09:58

Fnar!

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 08 Dec 2020 16:27

I'm on my second fortnight off and am adding to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_off_Lerwick courtesy of Dunn's 2019 publication.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 24 Dec 2020 08:53

Working on The Action of 11–12 December 1917

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 26 Dec 2020 18:43

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of ... ember_1917

Unfinished but enough to put into the mainspace.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 11 Jan 2021 11:30

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of ... ember_1917

Unfinished but enough to put into the mainspace.
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B now but still a paragraph short.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 11 Jan 2021 11:33

[quote=Attrition post_id=2314971 time=1610361035 user_id=33401]
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of ... ember_1917

Unfinished but enough to put into the mainspace.
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B now but still a paragraph short.
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I checked the other day and I only did one article from scratch last year and two in 2019. That's what a full-time job does for you; I should have married a doctor.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 21 Feb 2021 12:31

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experimen ... ized_Force

Managed to get some better sources for this and am adding an analysis section.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by The Ibis » 09 Mar 2021 04:52

Attrition wrote:
02 Mar 2021 14:08
Spent the morning revising

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of ... gno_Convoy
Interesting. Thanks for that.
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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 09 Mar 2021 08:03

Thanks, I wish I could do more but earning a living is a full-time job.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of ... sso_Convoy

Tidying this one too, need to rewrite the action section.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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