‘Every time you remember something your mind changes it a little bit until your best memories are the biggest illusion’.
Reading : Kitchener’s Army: The Raising of the New Armies 1914-1916 – Peter Simkins.
Read on through ‘Kitchener’ with the impact of soldiers on the towns where they were sent to train; most notably for me, Lewes 14 September 1914 – 2 October 1914 when 11,000 men from South Wales and the North West turned up and had to be billeted at very short notice on the town (pop. At 1911 Census
First World War
My early morning starts with a quick check of the WFA website where these days I find DGW is missing an image and there is no ROTD. I fix both. Amongst 19 emails I find yet another new face at Pen & Sword keen to send books out for review and excited by the reviews done to date. Too many of the 300+ are a struggle to find on the website, but I locate the P&S reviews since October and provide links. I guess I post three or four of these each month.
Woke three times in the night as dehydrated and have a migraine like headache.
Final assessments of two lanes of Grade 5 swimmers and a couple of Grade 7 swimmers. Most will be promoted. Most I can push beyond their grade.
The Expanse – Netflix
‘Every time you remember something your mind changed it a little but until your best memories are the biggest illusion’.