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The Sinking of the Anglia

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[This article originally appeared in Gun Fire number 57 and has been lightly edited for website reproduction. All of issues of the Gun Fire magazine are now available to WFA members' via the Member Login. Joining the Western Front Association gives you access not only to the 59 editions of Gun Fire but also to all 110+ issues of the WFA's in house …


Gun Fire 'Notes and Queries'. Some examples

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For the entire 59 editions of Gun Fire the editor, Alf Peacock, ran (with the exception of one or two of the special editions) a 'Notes and Queries' section. Quite often the points he made were criticisms of errors he noticed or brief vignettes that caught his attention. Of course it is now possible via the internet to quickly establish some of the…


Hooge Tunnel, Essex Farm (and other) drawings

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[Another very interesting article from the recently digitised editions of Gun Fire is one entitled 'Hooge Tunnel, Essex Farm (and other) drawings'. It is reproduced below with the accompanying illustrations. It was originally published in edition 53 which would probably have been produced in the early 2000s. The text has had to be edited to make se…


8 January 1917: PTE James Tongue

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Pte 11850 J. Tongue of the 1st King's Liverpool Regiment was executed after a trial for desertion, the execution taking place between 6.30 and 7.45 am at Brailly on 8 January 1917. 'The case is a bad one' wrote the commander of the Fifth Army. 'I am unable to concur in the view that a man who has been passed fit for General Service can be excused …