Gun Fire (Number 25), edited by A.J. Peacock

Gun Fire (Number 25), edited by A.J. Peacock

Gun Fire (Number 25), edited by A.J. Peacock

A5 size booklet, 56 pages. (N6357X2)

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. The Hartmannsweilerkopf is a major battle site in the Vosges, now visited frequently by World War One buffs, and this edition of Gun Fire contains articles on that amazing place from French sources. There is also a pictorial piece on the Lengenboom Battery which was situated in order to shell the Belgian coast, and a loose leaf 2 page map of the French site is includedl. The full contents are as follows:

The Hartmannsweilerkopf
German War Construction:
Submarine Shelters And Zeppelin Sheds
The Leugenboom Battery. A (Post-war) Photographic Record
Notes And Queries

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 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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