Gun Fire (Number 24), edited by A.J. Peacock

Gun Fire (Number 24), edited by A.J. Peacock

Gun Fire (Number 24), edited by A.J. Peacock

A5 size booklet, 56 pages. (N6454X1)

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.

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 issue contains an account about the surrender of the Gordon Highlanders (A Serious Misfortune) and an article about 'The Attack Over the St. Quentin Canal', as well as an article titled 'The Battering of the Burnley Battery. A Terryfying Tail', a detailed historical attack on an appalling book! The full contents are as follows:

The Attack over the St Quentin Canal - and an unfortunate Occurence
The Battering of the Burnley Battery, A Terryfying Trail
A Serious Misfortune
Notes And Queries

Condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs and curves gently upwards along the left and right hand sides, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.

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