After some weeks (months?) of recuperation, I am feeling much improved and may well be overcoming the lingering effects of the chemotherapy which drove away my nasty lymphoma. It is strange that it should take longer to recover from the treatment than it took to kill the disease.
Paul Kiem, after being busy preparing and presenting a paper on Vasco at the Front, has been in touch and I have sent him an invitation to contribute to this blog. Paul intends to travel to France to follow Vasco's tracks there, and to visit the Vasco collection in Livermore, California. It would be good if Paul could occasionally add posts about his travels and any discoveries he makes.
In searching for possibly new internet info on Vasco, I have discovered that the State Library of New South Wales has more Vasco material than I first thought.
Manuscripts, oral history & pictures
Vasco World War 1 Sketches (214 pieces) (this is what I originally thought was their entire holding)
Ragtime sketches on board our transport - Vasco, 1917 (58 pieces)
On Salisbury Plains - Vasco, 1917 (24 pieces)
Vasco Loureiro postcards and newscuttings of World War 1 (11 pieces)
Panama (39 pieces)
C'mon, NSW State Library, how about making digitised images accessible so that we don't have to travel to Sydney to see them? $22 a pop plus $6.60 post and handling for purchasing a low resolution image is a bit rough if one wants to obtain a few of them.