Articles by Chris Baker

Review of “To our brothers”

To our brothers: memorials to a lost generation in British schools written be Sarah Wearne, photography by James Kerr published by Helion & Company in 2018 hardback ISBN 978 1 911628 25 5 215 pages…


Review of “Futile exercise?”

Futile exercise? The British Army’s preparations for war 1902-1914 by Simon Batten published by Helion & Company Ltd in 2018 hardback ISBN 978 1 911512 85 1 210 pages plus appendix (order of battle), bibliography,…


Review of “Duty nobly done”

Duty nobly done: the South Wales Borderers at Gallipoli 1915 by Rodney Ashwood Published by Helion & Company in 2017 hardback ISBN 978 1 911512 17 2 281 pages plus appendices, bibliography and index. Illustrated….



Newsletter “Napoo!” launched

I have today launched the first, experimental, edition of my website newsletter “Napoo!” It is free to view and download at this link


Review of “On the dangerous edge”

On the dangerous edge: British and Canadian trench raiding on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Kenneth Radley published by Helion & Company, 2018 paperback ISBN 978 1 912390 75 5 489 pages plus bibliography and…


Review of “A sturdy race of men”

A sturdy race of men: 149 Brigade – a history of the Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Battalions in the Great War by Alan Isaac Grint published by Pen & Sword Military in 2018 Hardback ISBN 978…


The strange case of Aaron Charles Warren

I found this news clipping when searching for some details of my own family history. My grandparents lived at the back of 33, Ashley Street in Birmingham. The article, from the “Birmingham Mail” on 26…


Review of “Two sides of the same bad penny?”

Two sides of the same bad penny? Gallipoli and the Western Front a comparison edited by Michael LoCicero published by Helion & Company 2018 in association with the Gallipoli Association and the Western Front Association…