Welcome to the fourth Bugle edition for 2018!
To mark the recently completed Women's History Month in March, all of the external reviews in our regular book reviews section cover books by female authors. Pleasingly, this was very easy to put together - which illustrates the rapidly growing number of women military historians. Nick-D also provides a review of a disappointing book by a male author.
The regular article news section includes newly promoted A-class articles and featured content. As usual, these cover a wide range of topics, which illustrates just how broad's Wikipedia's coverage of military history now is.
This edition also includes a review essay by K.e.coffman discussing their views on how the German military of World War II is covered in Wikipedia; this is based on an article they recently published in the Society for Military History's newsletter. Other such articles in future editions would be very welcome, to spark discussion.
Last, but definitely not least, TomStar81 has provided two articles. An op-ed on the death of the Red Baron, and his regular summary of this month in World War I.
In the month of March, the Russian, Soviet and CIS military history task force achieved a significant milestone, with its 200th article achieving good article status. As a project, we congratulate all those who had a hand in achieving this, either as writers or reviewers. Thank you for your efforts! For those that wish to sample some of their work, a listing of all GAs within this task force can be found here.
Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk)
The results for the February competition were not available for the March edition of the Bugle. This edition of the Bugle reports the results for both the February and March competitions.
- The contest department completed its 128th round of competition in February 2018. A total of 42 articles were submitted by 11 editors. Gog the Mild came first with 62 points from 14 articles, while Iazyges came in second with 49 points from 8 articles. Gog has been awarded the Chevrons for their achievement, and Iazyges has received the Writer's Barnstar. AustralianRupert, Ian Rose, Kees08, Kges1901, Parsecboy, Peacemaker67, Sturmvogel, Zawed and Randomness74 also contributed entries.
- The contest department completed its 129th round of competition in March 2018. A total of 61 articles were submitted by 11 editors. Sturmvogel_66 came first with 226! points from 23 articles, and Iazyges came in second with 56 points from 10 articles. Sturmvogel_66 has been awarded the Chevrons for their achievement, and Iazyges has received the Writer's Barnstar. Auntieruth55, AustralianRupert, Catlemur, Djmaschek, Gog the Mild, Ian Rose, Kges1901, Peacemaker67 and Zawed also fielded entries.