I'm pleased you had a good meet.
I would have attended but felt I had nothing to offer,so chose not to.
I feel the photographs display, the respect that was shown,in WW1,to both colleagues and the then Foe,and applaud the friendship you generated,in your short time together,try to depict,and relive.
I remain conscious of Centurion's serious points,regarding invited Speakers comfort,ease of delivery,etc but the majority of us,have as ancestors,common men who chose to fight,or were directed to fight a War,for principles,which they may or may not have believed in and may or not have been achieved.
I would be happy to attend a future gathering where less emphasis is made of individual research into a particular WW1 Battle,or the identification process that was/is being undertaken to now identify a casualty.Nor do I feel that display of WW1 equipment,adds to an current occasion,other than show the Collector's interest in his chosen subject.
I am happy to be guided,by the studious,into aspects of my ancestors WW1 War life,that I do not appreciate or how my ancestors,left in UK,survived and prospered throughout WW1.
Self debate over.