Gun Fire (Number 29), edited by A.J. Peacock

Gun Fire (Number 29), edited by A.J. Peacock

A5 size booklet, 68 pages. (N7762)

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. In this edition the main articles include details of Court Martials and British Divisional Commanders during the war. The full contents are as follows:

Sentenced by Court Martial - some notes
British Divisional Commanders during the Great War
The Long Range Gun at Hampont
The Leugenboom Battery (2)
Before Endeavours Fade
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 very 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.