Gun Fire (Number 22), edited by A.J. Peacock

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Gun Fire (Number 22), edited by A.J. Peacock

A5 size booklet, 60 pages. (N7762X1)

Gun Fire was an occasional journal produced by members of the Western Front Association, and it contained articles about aspects of the First World War. This edition is almost entirely taken up with a single article titled 'A Serious Misfortune, The 1st Gordon Highlanders in August 1914', and it provides an account of events during the retreat from Mons and the action of Le Cateau.

Interestingly, an earlier edition of the journal explained the origins of the slang phrase 'Gun Fire', detailing how it was a term for the early cup of tea served out to troops in the morning before going on first parade. In the War recruits in training always had Gun Fire supplied to them, as the work before breakfast was often particularly gruelling.

Condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs and blemishes, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.