Articles by Chris Baker

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With the ASC Remounts – one man’s experience

Our friend Tony Lund kindly supplied this information. See more background on the ASC Remounts Service Boer War veteran James McKenzie was a reservist in 1914. He was mobilised and sent to serve with the…



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Haig’s Medical Officer

Haig’s Medical Officer The papers of Colonel Eugene ‘Micky’ Ryan CMG DSO RAMC by Eugene P Ryan published by Pen & Sword Military, October 2013 ISBN 978 1 78159 316 5 cover price – £19.99…


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Breaking the fortress line 1914

Breaking the fortress line 1914 by Clayton Donnell published by Pen & Sword Military, October 2013 ISBN 978 1 84884 813 9 cover price – £19.99 Hardback, 214pp. Illustrated, notes, bibliography, index. reviewed by Chris…



The 1940 fire at Arnside Street

It is widely known that the majority of British WW1 soldier’s army service records went up in smoke when the War Office warehouse (the Army Records Centre) where they were stored was hit by a…





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British Army Stationery Services

The Army’s Printing and Stationery Service produced a series of technical appreciations and training manual pamphlets that were crucial to the development of military methods during the Great War. The original list has been painstakingly…