Gun Fire (Number 57), edited by A.J. Peacock

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Gun Fire (Number 57), edited by A.J. Peacock

Gun Fire (Number 57), edited by A.J. Peacock

A5 size booklet, 52 pages. (N6358X2)

Gun Fire was originally an occasional journal produced by members of the Western Front Association, and it contained articles about aspects of the First World War, and in this edition the two main articles include the sinking of the Hospital Ship Anglia, and a soldier's first hand account of life in the trenches in 1915. The full contents are as follows:

The Sinking Of The Anglla, 1917. A Note
Nothing But A Cross Between A Cemetery And A Drain - Frontline memories from 1915
Notes And Queries
Reviews


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 covers are clean and bright, 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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