Asiatic Annie

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Asiatic Annie: A nickname for a Turkish heavy gun at the Dardanelles. We saw the great flash blotted out by the night and heard the warning 'G' on a bugle sounded, and a full of foreboding, we began to count the twenty-seven seconds which 'Annie' gives one to think about one's sins before she drops her shell. – Letters from the east, by Ivan Heald, published in the Daily Express.[1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.10.

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