Articles by Chris Baker

Review of “Following in the footsteps of heroes”

Following in the footsteps of heroes: a WW1 guidebook to Ypres and the Somme by Tom Strickland published by Sabrestorm, 2020 paperback ISBN 978 1 781 220184 157 pages plus index, illustrated, GPS location references…




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…