Handbook of the 18 Pounder Field Gun

Handbook of the 18 Pounder Field Gun

This is the 1913 edition of the British Army Handbook of the 18 Pounder Field Gun of the British and Commonwealth Armies…

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Truth in the Telling: A Review of 1917

Truth in the Telling: A Review of 1917

There is much to write about the film 1917. But in the interest of those prospective cinema-goers who will journey to th…

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The father and son killed on the same day

The father and son killed on the same day

There are of course lots of coincidences in the First World War, but one that is quite remarkable is that of the father …

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1917: Right Story, Wrong Location

1917: Right Story, Wrong Location

The following piece, by military historian Andrew Rawson discusses the location implied in the new film '1917'. I am no…

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The Action at Rafa

The Action at Rafa

The battle at Rafa, (or more accurately the 'Action at Rafa') which took place on 9 January 1917, was a small affair tha…

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Some instances of the award of the Albert Medal in the First World War

Some instances of the award of the Albert Medal in the First World War

During the Great War, the Albert Medal was awarded to fewer than one hundred servicemen. Less than one third of these aw…

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Hooge Tunnel, Essex Farm (and other) drawings

Hooge Tunnel, Essex Farm (and other) drawings

[Another very interesting article from the recently digitised editions of Gun Fire is one entitled 'Hooge Tunnel, Essex …

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A Second Alternative Guide to the Western Front (extract)

A Second Alternative Guide to the Western Front (extract)

The largest edition of Gun Fire was edition number 26 being 'A Second Alternative Guide to the Western Front'. This edit…

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Sentenced to Death. The Public Record Office Court Martial Files.

Sentenced to Death. The Public Record Office Court Martial Files.

[This article originally appeared in Gun Fire No.31. It has been lightly edited for the purposes of publishing on the WF…

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The Sinking of the Anglia

The Sinking of the Anglia

[This article originally¬†appeared in Gun Fire number 57 and has been lightly edited for website reproduction. All of iss…

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The Zion Muleteers of Gallipoli

The Zion Muleteers of Gallipoli

[This article was first published in Gun Fire No. 50. All of these magazines are now available to WFA members' via the M…

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British Divisional Commanders During the Great War - First Thoughts

British Divisional Commanders During the Great War - First Thoughts

[This article first appeared some years ago in 'Gun Fire' edition 29. Although these are not dated, it is likely Gun Fir…

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