Captains Frederick ‘Fred’ C. Selous and Frederick ‘Freddie’ H.B. Selous  - The father and son killed on the same day

Captains Frederick ‘Fred’ C. Selous and Frederick ‘Freddie’ H.B. Selous - …

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

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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 f…

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The Action at Rafa: 9 January 1917

The Action at Rafa: 9 January 1917

The Battle at Rafa, (or more accurately the 'Action at Rafa') which took place on 9 January 1917, wa…

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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 on…

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Hooge Tunnel, Essex Farm and other drawings by Tony Spagnoly

Hooge Tunnel, Essex Farm and other drawings by Tony Spagnoly

Tony Spagnoly sent the following drawings. They were made in 1917 by a member of the 69th Field Ambu…

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Gun Fire 'Notes and Queries'. Some examples

Gun Fire 'Notes and Queries'. Some examples

For the entire 59 editions of Gun Fire the editor, Alf Peacock, ran (with the exception of one or tw…

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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 Weste…

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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 …

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The Sinking of the Anglia: 17 November 1917

The Sinking of the Anglia: 17 November 1917

[This article originally appeared in Gun Fire number 57 and has been lightly edited for website repr…

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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 WF…

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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…

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‘The Black Man’, ‘The Brat’ and Londoners on the Somme

‘The Black Man’, ‘The Brat’ and Londoners on the Somme

Reflections on the Capture of Thiepval, September 1916 by Prof Peter Simkins. I have long been inte…

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