The intro says Weyler was born in 1838, entered military college at 16 (presumably 1854), graduated (when?), entered the staff college as a lieutenant (when?), and graduated at the top of his class (when?). Then this: "Two years afterwards he became captain, and was sent to Cuba at his own request." OK, the inference is that Weyler was sent to Cuba two years after he graduated from staff college. Further down in the section on Cuba, only one date is mentioned - 1897. It doesn't say when Weyler was sent to Cuba, but it does say he was made governor (when?). He was made governor as a captain two years after he graduated from staff college? Assuming (the only option given) that he spent four years (at most) in military college and four years (at most) in staff college, he must have graduated by 1862 at the latest. If he was made captain and sent to Cuba two years later, the lede graf would place his going to Cuba in about 1864. And it's very doubtful he was made governor as a young captain of 24 years old.
The entry on the Philippines says he arrived there in 1888, and won a medal in 1895. Was he still in the Philippines when he got that medal? We have to wait till the next section to find out. He returned to Spain (when?) a millionaire. Then in the next section, Spain, we're told he returned there in 1892 - so are we to assume his medal was awarded three years after his return? "On his return to Spain in 1892" he was assigned to the Basque provinces (was that also in 1892?). Then he was made captain-general of Barcelona (when?), "where he remained until January 1896." But "by the end of 1897" is the date he is said to have put Cubans in concentration camps - yet the entry also says he resigned his Cuban post in 1897 (when, exactly?) and returned to Spain.Are we to guess that he went to Cuba - at his request - in 1896, 1897, or (unlikely) 1864 or thereabouts? I don't know this history, but this entry simply doesn't make sense and leaves out too much crucial information, making it very unreliable as a source.Wlegro (talk) 19:55, 5 May 2011 (UTC)