Articles by Chris Baker

Was your soldier paid a bounty?

If you have been lucky enough to obtain a copy of a soldier’s service record it may include details of payment of a bounty. What was it all about? Army Order 86 of 1916, published…


Review of “With valour and distinction”

With valour and distinction: the actions of the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment 1914-1918 by Nigel Atter published by Helion & Company in 2019 paperback ISBN 978 1 912866 24 3 total pages 254: main body…



Review of Richard van Emden’s “Missing”

Missing: the need for closure after the Great War by Richard van Emden published by Pen & Sword Military in 2019 hardback ISBN 978 1 52676 096 8 pages 272 plus sources and acknowledgements, indexed,…




Review of “A vital endeavour”

A vital endeavour: military engineering in the Gallipoli campaign by (Dr) John Dixon published by Helion & Company, 2019 review copy paperback ISBN 978 1 911628 89 7 438 pages plus bibliography and index No…


A note for posterity: November 2019 site visitors

During November 2019 the Long, Long Trail welcomed a total of 59,267 unique visitors. Some came back for more, registering a total of 75,134 visits. Not bad for a hobby site! #lifeswork #labouroflove