The Baker Brothers; Di­aries From the East­ern Front 1914-

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1919 Brenda Stib­bons, £14.99, Pop­py­land Books, 9781909796416

Oliver Locker-Lamp­son was MP for Ram­sey, Hunt­ing­don­shire, but had, like many gen­tle­men, a hol­i­day home at Cromer and a friend in Win­ston Churchill. With Win­nie’s sup­port, Oliver used his own sub­stan­tial funds to equip a squadron of ar­moured cars and they were despatched to the Rus­sian Front, to sup­port the Czar. How­ever, due to events in Rus­sia they were sent to guard the oil­fields in Me­sopotamia. For his troops Oliver used lo­cal sup­port in Cromer to get the vol­un­teers and this fas­ci­nat­ing story deals with these men and the three Baker brothers whose di­aries and pho­to­graphs, along with Lock­etLamp­son’s ac­counts, form this amaz­ing story. Who would have thought that a group of Nor­folk lads would be in Rus­sia help­ing the Czar and then in the deserts of Me­sopotamia? Fas­ci­nat­ing.

Fully il­lus­trated in black and white.

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