Articles by Chris Baker


Review of two Somme histories: Riley and Whitehead

Ghosts of old companionsLloyd George’s Welsh Army, the Kaiser’s Reichsheer and the Battle for Mametz Wood, 1914-1916by Jonathan Rileypublished by Helion & Company 2019hardback ISBN 978 1 911628 86 6303 pages plus annexes, bibliography, index….




John Masefield’s Somme

John Masefield (1878-1967) was already a well known and prize winning poet by the time of the Great War. After being rejected for service as a commissioned officer on medical grounds in 1914, he served…


Review of “An unappreciated field of endeavour”

Review of “An unappreciated field of endeavour”: logistics and the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Clem Maginniss published by Helion & Company 2018 hardback ISBN 978 1 913390 17 5 341…


Then and now: the 8th Lincolns in Leighton Buzzard

Imperial War Museum photograph Q70596: Troops of the 8th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment marching through Leighton Buzzard. Major John Storer, one of the battalion’s officers, can be seen in the middle, mounted. The same scene…




Review of “The invisible cross”

Review of “The invisible cross” by Andrew Davidson published by Quercus Editions in 2016 my paper back copy published in 2017 ISBN 978 0 85705 427 2 369 pages plus foreword, afterword, end notes. A…