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- Hey, Macrakis.
- Thanks for the welcoming message. I have actually already done some edits on pages I have no personal connection to and I'm planning to do so in the future too, whenever I find something I can improve. My current plan is to finish the improvements I have started on the Sibiu page, after that I'll see what I will focus on. And as a side note: The Montpellier example you gave me actually does have some footnotes on its History section. :) Lupishor (talk) 19:11, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
Talk:World War II : Romania's Ion Antonescu to "Main Axis Leaders" in the infobox
Out of curiosity as to exactly what Prof Deletant's current views are on Antonescu's leadership position in WW2, I dropped him a line to ask as follows [extract from e-mail]:
I was wondering if you have put this view forward anywhere else, perhaps argued more fully?My interest is whether the idea challenges the accepted view of Italy as the second partner of the Axis in the European part of WW2.
I included the point made on the article discussion page about Italy initiating some strategic actions in WW2 (e.g. invasion of Greece) and the role of the Italian navy in tying down extensive British naval resource, with possible implications for naval activity in the Far East.
The answer I got is as follows [extract from e-mail]:
So, this slight restating of Prof Deletant's position seems to be a better fit with the understanding that I and others have of the literature. What he is looking for is a raised understanding of the role of Rommania in WW2, not a claim of equal importance with Italy. Since this restatement will no doubt have been made formally and informally to other historians in the academic community, this explains why we have not seen other academic historians make the original, unmodified point as in Joining Hitler's Crusade.
Obviously, any point about private correspondence not being a WP:RS is entirely correct. I was simply trying to understand the position that we could see from sources.
I am making this point here on your talk page, as I feel it is not right to quote private correspondence on a (more visible) article talk page. However, @Nick-D: and @Paul Siebert: may be interested to see this.
ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 17:11, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
- @ThoughtIdRetired: Thank you for contacting him. Well, then I guess the Deletant source falls apart from sources backing up my intention to add Romania. Since Axworthy alone is obviously not enough to make my intention a possibility, I guess that for now, Romania can't be added, unless others join the discussion and provide more material supporting my claim. But thanks very much for taking this matter seriously. :)
- Cheers! Lupishor (talk) 18:56, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
@ThoughtIdRetired: I've contacted Mr Deletant myself and asked what he thinks of Romania's importance compared to that of Italy and whether he thinks Antonescu was one of the main Axis leaders. Here's his answer (extract from email):
We could indeed regard Romania as the second Axis power in the European theatre after the withdrawal of Italy from the war.
Antonescu was one of the principal Axis leaders. Hitler held him in great respect since he had served as a strategist with the rank of colonel in WW1 in the Romanian army (Hitler was a corporal).Best wishes,[...]
So, according to him, Antonescu could, indeed, be added to the "Main Axis Leaders" section. He also considers Romania Europe's second Axis member after Italy's surrender. I will send him another email to ask whether he thinks these views should also be accepted by other historians. Lupishor (talk) 11:25, 23 January 2021 (UTC)