Beachy Bill: The name given to a Turkish big gun by the men at Gallipoli. An officer wrote, "At Anzac we knew almost every gun by name....'Did you hear old Beachy pooping off this morning?' was a frequent question."
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.21.
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