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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

A gunner's WW1 – book launch, 1 July

A graphic account of a gunner officer’s experiences in the First World War will be launched at 12.00 on Monday July 1 in the gallery of the Northern Ireland War Memorial, 21 Talbot Street, Belfast.

Scarce heard amid the guns is an account of the war that's been drawn from the diary and letters home of Lieutenant Colonel Claud Potter, who fought in every major battle and served with the 36th (Ulster) Division. The story has been written by his son, Major John Potter.

The book, which costs £14, is illustrated by sketch maps of the front line and the location of the batteries of guns. Photographs depict the battlefield, then and now.

Colonel John Steele, President of the Royal Artillery Association in Northern Ireland, commented: “In his diary entries and letters, Potter holds nothing back, which helps to explain why they the accounts are so vivid and immediate.”

More details on the Northern Ireland Memorials site.