Talk:Cretan Gendarmerie

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Just to clarify, this text was written by the original poster. It seems that he is knowingly releasing it under the GNU-FDL, but explicit confirmation would be great. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 00:47, Nov 6, 2004 (UTC)

I've wikified the page and rewritten it in slightly better English. However, it is still seriously POV, especially towards the end. It's also largely about Greek politics and not about the Gendarmerie per se, so a lot probably needs to be moved elsewhere. Since Balkan history isn't my speciality, if anyone feels qualified to do this then feel free. Cheers. -- Necrothesp 18:55, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I agree - we are told a great deal about the evils of the Bulgarians and virtually nothing about the history of the Cretan Gendarmerie after 1916. When was this force disolved and why?--Buistr 10:17, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Definitely agree with the above suggestions. I would further suggest more organized referencing and the names of Authors to accompany the titles of their respective books. This article is way to PoV and there is far too much Bulgarian bashing. Being Cretan myself, I think this page would be a lot more respectable if the suggestions mentioned are followed. --Xenophonos 06:54, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Format work needed[edit]

The reference section should be brought up to Wiki standards —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bo Basil (talkcontribs) 12:06, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Serious POV all around[edit]

This article abounds with POV. To take a random example:

On 4 October 1912 the Christian countries of the Balkans (Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia) declared war on the Ottoman Empire. The advance of the Greek Army was rapid and on 26 October the Turks surrendered Thessaloniki (Salonika). Eleftherios Venizelos, forecasting the problems of law and order that would be presented after the liberation of the city and knowing that the Bulgarians and other European nations would like to promote a picture of chaos and a Greek state incapable of imposing order, ordered Cretan Gendarmerie units to be transported to the city.

I don't have time now to re-write everything in a proper way. Anybody volunteers to help? Bazuz (talk) 12:56, 30 May 2012 (UTC)