Welcome to the eleventh edition of The Bugle for 2019!
The regular article news section includes an unusually large number of new featured pictures. The featured picture candidates process is quite busy at the moment, and input on nominations from military history specialists would help to ensure that nominated images receive due consideration. The section also includes the usual round-up of new featured and A-class articles, which in October included lots of new A-class articles on warships as well as two fine articles on battles of the English Civil Wars.
Hawkeye7 has kindly contributed another op-ed this month. It provides a report-back on a recent symposium covering the Australian-led intervention in East Timor, which occurred twenty years ago. Hawkeye7 and Willbb234 have also contributed three book reviews - thank you both - and Nick-D has written a fourth.
In A-class news, in October Parsecboy was awarded his fourth A-Class Cross, putting him in first place across the project for A-class content. Up to the end of October, he and Hawkeye7 were the only editors to have been awarded the A-Class Cross, which represents more than 100 A-class articles/lists. An incredible effort over more than a decade for both of them. Also, Harrias, who has actually been around on Wikipedia for a very long time mainly working on cricket articles, but has only recently been bringing military history articles through our A-class review system, was awarded his first A-Class Medal in October.
On the reviewing front, one of our project coordinators, Iazyges, recently completed his 200th Good Article Nomination review, and Bugle co-editor Nick-D recently completed his 75th.
Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk)
The contest department has completed its 147th round of competition in October. A total of 38 articles were submitted by 11 editors. Sturmvogel 66 continued his dominance of the contest and took out the competition with 71 points from nine articles, while Parsecboy came second with 55 points from seven articles. Sturmvogel 66 has been awarded the Chevrons for their achievement, and Parsecboy has received the Writer's Barnstar. AustralianRupert, Harrias, Peacemaker67, Djmaschek, Zawed, Catlemur, Gog the Mild, Kges1901 and Chetsford also contributed entries. Points will go towards the 2019 Military History Writers' Contest Cup, which will be decided at the end of the December contest. Please submit any articles you are working on for the next round of the competition now.