I am currently away in Europe with only sporadic internet access.
Lest it be thought, however, that I had forgotten that 10 May was the anniversary of the German assault on the west, I can now reveal that I spent most of yesterday in Bastogne.
While there I was privileged to witness a ceremony commemorating the death on 10 May 1940 of Chasseur Ardennais Caporal Emile Cady during the German invasion of Belgium.
There is much more to report this trip which so far has taken in Arras, Cambrai, Sedan, Verdun and Bastogne. But tonight let's raise a glass for Emile.
Edited 15/05/2017 - for some reason I couldn't get the photos to load up 'in the field' so here they are at last!