Gun Fire (Number 48), edited by A.J. Peacock

Gun Fire (Number 48), edited by A.J. Peacock

Gun Fire (Number 48), edited by A.J. Peacock

A5 size booklet, 64 pages. (N6720X2)

Gun Fire was an occasional journal containing articles about aspects of the First World War, and this issue contains the concluding part of an article on the Tanks at Flesquieres during the battle of Cambrai in 1917 (which was begun in the previous issue), as well as additional articles on wartime postcards, and extracts from Sir George MacMunn's 'Behind the Scenes in Many Wars' on his plans for the evacuation of Gallipoli. The full contents are as follows:

Cambrai 1917 (Concluded)
Notes on the Daily Mail Official Wartime Postcards
Notes and Queries
Before Endeavours Fade
Some more Cards

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, and some light creasing along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.

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