Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 16 Mar 2021 08:42

[quote=Attrition post_id=2330366 time=1615794960 user_id=33401]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of ... sso_Convoy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Skerki_Bank

Revised and expanded, in for a B
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Both B class now.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 21 Apr 2021 20:48

Someone's going round changing titles like Battle of... to battle of... using something called Google En Grams as a pretext. Ouanqueur.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by The Ibis » 22 Apr 2021 00:20

What in the blue blazes is a Ouanqueur?
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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 22 Apr 2021 10:09

It's a variant spelling of "wanker" invented by Steve Bell the former cartoonist of The Guardian newspaper; it's a derogatory term suggesting that someone masturbates. Bell was later purged for criticising the zionist antisemite occupation of Palestine.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by The Ibis » 22 Apr 2021 13:50

New, useful, vocabulary words are always a plus. Gracias.
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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 22 Apr 2021 16:22

Tosseur is a good synonym too. ;O)

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by The Ibis » 22 Apr 2021 22:21

Attrition wrote:
22 Apr 2021 16:22
Tosseur is a good synonym too. ;O)
Now that I know what the gimmick is, I can figure it out.
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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 23 Apr 2021 08:26

Eythenkew!

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 06 Jun 2021 15:25

Ploughing through hundreds of articles I have on watch to remove redundant sfn anchors from biblio templates.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 20 Jul 2021 13:42

I'm also adding the editors of Der Weltkrieg volumes, now that I've remembered that I have them in Wells, J. Official Histories of the Great War 1914-1918 (2011) ISBN 978-1-84574-906-4

Since I'm off for a fortnight, I'll try to make time for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Patrol and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_16_March_1917

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by The Ibis » 21 Jul 2021 14:25

Attrition wrote:
06 Jun 2021 15:25
Ploughing through hundreds of articles I have on watch to remove redundant sfn anchors from biblio templates.
This is the kind of inside information that makes membership at AHF so valuable! I didn't have any idea that a sfn anchor, whatever that may be, could be redundant. :lol:

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If you gave the Germans enough sfn anchors in 1914, would the Schlieffen/Moltke plan have succeeded?
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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 21 Jul 2021 23:56

;O) They would only have been held back.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by The Ibis » 22 Jul 2021 19:23

Maybe someone should start a what-if thread on it.
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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 24 Jul 2021 16:04

Fnar!

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Post by Attrition » 25 Jul 2021 01:07

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_16_March_1917

Action of 16 March 1917 Revised and expanded, B class

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