Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, June 28, 2021

Important News for ROADS TO THE GREAT WAR Subscribers — Please Read


Those readers who are signed up to receive email notices when a new Roads to the Great War article is posted may have noticed that the delivery of these emails has lately become erratic.  I believe this is because the Blogger/Google platform management has decided to eliminate the notification service as of 1 July and has not offered a replacement option.

I have spent the last month trying to find a replacement service and will continue to do so, but for the foreseeable future,  I need your support to work through this disruption:

1.  Be sure to set a bookmark or favorite for Roads to the Great War.  This will allow you to check yourself to see if there are any new articles while the notification service is disrupted.

2.  I need to develop a confirmed listing of everyone who wishes to receive such notices in the future.  So, on  Wednesday, 30 June 2021, I will be sending you an email explaining that you are on my current mailing list, and offering you the option to  decline future email notifications if you prefer.

3. In the interim, I will be doing a weekly mailing to you with links to all the past week's postings.

4. When I have a new email notification system running, the current subscribers will be automatically added

Thanks for you readership over the years,

Mike Hanlon

PS:  Suggestions or advice are welcome.


  1. Good plan--thanks,and best of luck

  2. Understood, Mike. Happy to be subscribed.

    Also, so far Roads works well in an RSS reader.

  3. Bummer. Google is a monopoly and should be regulated.

  4. Any support I can give, just ask. Cheers

  5. Thanks, Mike, for this information and all you do to keep the memories alive....

  6. I am with you, Mike. You are educating me on how things work with this email.

  7. Thanks. Keep up the good work.

  8. Thank you! This site has been a great resource as I learn more about the war my great-grandfather served in. I appreciate all that you do.

  9. Great plan Mike! I appreciate all you do!!!!!

  10. Thanks Mike, you have done an outstanding job. Keep up the good work.

  11. Thanks Mjike. I don't want to miss any of your articles.