Gun Fire (Number 53), edited by A.J. Peacock

Gun Fire (Number 53), edited by A.J. Peacock

A5 size booklet, 52 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 article is on notes by a Gas Officer in the South Wales Borderers, as well as one on Hooge Tunnel at Essex Farm. The full contents are as follows:

Put Brazier in Airlock. W.J. Benfield, Gas Officer South Wlaes Borderers
Hooge Tunnel, Essex Farm (and other) drawings
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 good. The cover has several minor scuffs and blemishes, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.