I did promise I’d keep blogging my progress on my paper on the 90th anniversary of the Somme. Well, progress is slow, but I have picked up on a couple of things. First is this English Heritage recreation, which I sadly don’t now have time to go and see. Damn. The other was a very useful visit to see the Head Historian at the Imperial War Museum, Nigel Steel. I haven’t had a chance to ask Nigel whether I can put elements of our conversation (all uncontroversial) online, so I’ll just relate for the moment that he thought that there had been a large amount of press coverage of the anniversary, gave me a lot of press cuttings and a couple of useful pointers. I’m currently working on getting some more information from other institutions, including the BBC and the NAM.
Meg the Artillery Mule