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Books by Chris Baker

  • Ladybird Histories: The Great Fire of London

    Chris Baker

    Product Code: AUIPC
    Paperback
    Ladybird Histories The Great Fire of London is perfect for children studying the Great Fire at school. It includes information on how the fire started, why it spread so quickly and how it was eventually put out. Packed full of interesting and entertaining details that will delight all readers - from details about important characters to the influence the fire had on the landscape of London and the future of firefighting. Everything you need to know about the Great Fire of London for school homework. Ladybird Histories is a series of books about particular events and people in history that children find especially engaging. Look out for other titles in the series: The Battle of Hastings.
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  • The Battle of the Lys 1918: South

    Chris Baker

    Product Code: BOKIX
    Paperback
    The German offensive in Flanders in April 1918 came close to catastrophe for the British Armies, but ultimately ended in strategic defeat for the Kaiser's men. Following closely on the heels of the devastating 'Operation Michael' attack in March on the Somme and around Arras, named as 'Operation Georgette', the offensive was aimed at strangling the vital railways and roads that supplied the British at Ypres. Having assembled an overwhelming numerical advantage, the Germans attacked in thick fog on 9 April 1918. They faced tired British formations that had just been relieved from the earlier battle and which were receiving replacements, mainly in the form of 18 year-old conscripts. By the day's end, the Germans had succeeded in gaining a crossing of the River Lys and were well on their way to the vital railway junctions at Hazebrouck. Several British divisions were deployed to stop the advance, only to be effectively destroyed in the attempt over the next few days. Gradually, fresher British, Australian and French reserves arrived and held their ground. With disappointing results, mounting casualties and a diminishing return for their efforts, the Germans abandoned the offensive and turned their attention further south. What the British call The Battle of the Lys 1918 is a fascinating yet curiously neglected period of military history. Chris Baker examines this major battle from the strategic down to the platoon level, highlighting the key events, characters and acts of enormous bravery on both sides, both in a historical narrative and in a series of tours of the area. This volume, one of two on the battle, concentrates on the southern half of the battlefield.
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  • Ladybird Histories: The Battle of Hastings

    Chris Baker

    Product Code: AUIPD
    Paperback
    The Battle of Hastings is part of the Ladybird Histories series introducing core topics from history. Children will learn about how the battle started and what the outcomes were. All the facts are presented in a clear and engaging way to explain the events of a particular time in history and the order in which they occurred. Each title in the series focuses on the key characters of the time and features colourful illustrations, a timeline and a simple glossary. Places to visit and practical activities are also included. The importance of evidence in history is shown using information from the Bayeux Tapestry and historical documents.
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