Gun Fire (Number 58), edited by A.J. Peacock

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Gun Fire (Number 58), edited by A.J. Peacock
A5 size booklet, 52 pages. (N7015)
 
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 main article concerns the Indian counter attack at Neuve Chapelle in October 1914. The full contents are as follows:

The war time letters of Edwin Albert Arnold
Men of Durham /or Bowburn
Hutchinson FAU, SSA 13
The Bliss series of Postcards
A Deplorable Affair. The Indian Counter Attack at Neuve Chapelle 28 October 1914
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 one or two minor scuffs and blemishes, and light spine roll along the left hand edge, but 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.