Articles by Chris Baker

Review of “With the Kaiser’s Army”

With the Kaiser’s Army A neutral observer in Belgium and France by Sven Hedin Republished under licence by Pen & Sword Military in 2014 Hardback ISBN 978 1 783463 18 3 517 pages. No index….



Time on the Western Front

In relation to Greenwich Mean Time Unlike today, Great Britain , France and Belgium all operated at the same time during the Great War. (The latter two countries are of course now one hour ahead…




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…