Well its been a bit quiet on here of late. That's partly due to not wanting to just post for posting sake, but also due to life being a bit hectic.
In November I was lucky enough to make it to "Dead reckoning" a conference hosted by the In Flanders Fields museum at Ypres. This 3 day conference was simply excellent. I was, if honest, slightly disappointed not to see an academic fist fight, but all the papers were interesting.
I must especially mention Paul Gough from the University of the West of England. Not being artistically minded I was surprised to find myself throughly enjoying his paper, "An epic of mud- Passchendaele and the arts."
The day job has been doing that annoying thing of taking up my days and some evenings, but as we wind down towards the holiday period my attention is drifting back to my university work. So back to re-reading SS143 and the re-formation of the infantry platoon!