Articles by Chris Baker

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Fire and movement

Fire and movement The British Expeditionary Force and the campaign of 1914 by Peter Hart published by Oxford University Press, 2014 ISBN 978 0 19 998927 0 cover price – my review copy says $34.95…

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A moonlight massacre

A moonlight massacre The night operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917 by Michael LoCicero published by Helion & Company, 2014 ISBN 978 1 909982 92 5 cover price – not stated Hardback, 380pp…

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Conan Doyle’s war

Conan Doyle’s War an edited selection of “The British campaign in France and Flanders” by Arthur Conan Doyle one of the series “Great writers on the Great War” published by Amberley Publishing, 2014 ISBN 978…

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From Somme to Victory

From Somme to Victory The British Army’s experience on the Western Front 1916-1918 by Peter Simkins MBE published by The Praetorian Press (Pen & Sword Books), 2014 ISBN 978 1 78159 312 7 cover price…

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The naval flank of the Western Front

by Mark D Karau published in 2014 by Seaforth Publishing, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books illustrated paperback 227 pages plus appendices, bibliography, notes, index. cover price £16.99 ISBN 978 1 84832 231 8…

Welcome to the Long, Long Trail

All about the soldiers, units, regiments and battles of the British Army of the First World War, and how to research and understand them.

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Review of “The last great cavalry charge”

The last great cavalry charge: the battle of the silver helmets, Halen, 12 August 1914 by Joe Robinson, Francis Hendricks and Janet Robinson published in 2015 by Fonthill Media illustrated hardback 131 pages plus afterword,…

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