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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2020 3:42 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?

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jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2020 4:03 p.m. PST

Great article.

Dennis04 Aug 2020 6:42 p.m. PST


I can't help but notice that the referenced article twice cites George Henty's "At the Point of the Bayonet" as if it were history rather than fiction. For those unfamiliar with Henty, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries he wrote a series of historical novels about young Brits witnessing and participating in great moments in British military history. So far as I know the wiki article is more or less accurate:


Either the referenced article's authors knew Henty's work was fiction or they didn't. If they knew it to be fiction then they had an obligation to so advise the reader, and if they didn't then that reflects rather badly on their research.

Also, it's John Clark Marshman, not "JOHN CLAKK Marshman." Of course this could simply be a matter of poor proofreading, and most of us make errors in writing and don't always catch them before publication. Still, the authors make the same error twice in their table of works cited and the eccentric full capitalization of Marshman's first and incorrect middle name suggests to me that the authors copied an erroneous citation from another secondary source rather than actually reading and citing Marshman's book themselves.

Based on the foregoing, I see no need to take a closer look at the article. All in all, I don't see it as a useful source.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2020 12:16 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.


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