Gun Fire (Number 30), edited by A.J. Peacock

Gun Fire (Number 30), edited by A.J. Peacock

A5 size booklet, 72 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 Sir John French and the General Staff, the Somme, and British Film Propoaganda. The full contents are as follows:

Sir John French, The General Staff and Algernon Lawson
The Somme day by day
British Film Propaganda
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.