The Baker Boys

by Clinton Mhic Aonghais



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/26/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 914
ISBN : 9781490739090
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 914
ISBN : 9781490739113
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 914
ISBN : 9781490739106

About the Book

The account of a Suffolk family from Woolpit and two of its sons; - one from England and the other from New Zealand. One would experience the plight of those at Gallipoli, Egypt, and in Palestine, while the other would have his destiny played out on the Western Front in France. This is a true story that covers hardship and sacrifice; from prison hulks on the Thames to the vagaries of WW1 at sea, on the ground, and in the air. It takes the reader on the journeys of New Zealand's hospital ships, to air attacks at Gallipoli, and Zeppelins over England; from U boats and disaster at sea, to the horrors of the battle of the Somme. It was a time when love, hardship and duty were forged together with the fighting of a war that was supposedly the ‘War to End all Wars'.

About the Author

With a love of humanity and the human spirit I researched, wrote and complied The Baker Boys in remembrance of those who fell and were injured in WW1, and on the lives of my cobber Russell Baker's grandfather and great uncle. As two average blokes from down the street I pieced together their story, which includes the precious unpublished material from Russell's grandfather's war diary. As an author I am a spritely 63 years of age, with a love also in the outdoors and military history's little known facts. Now that I have faced and conquered this first challenge, (successfully or otherwise), I am underway writing several other titles that I have always wanted to complete. I hope those who read any or all of them enjoy the stories.