First reactions have started to come in to the blog – varying from ‘What is a ‘blog’?’ (Distinguished Military Historian who can remain anonymous till he figures out how to post here), to really encouraging and helpful points from Esther and Mark, both mentioned below.
Esther raises a point on her site :
Is this a warblog? I think not: I’ve always taken these to be the product of serving soldiers engaged in a war (police action/peacekeeping mission, whatever). And although I say elsewhere that the ‘death of the First World War is greatly exaggerated’, it’s hardly an ongoing conflict (although the last person to explain to me how Birdsong was ‘history’ might feel differently).