White Hopes and Little Lillies
6 June 1915, 1 Btn Royal Fusiliers near Ypres:
"Shelled intermittently all day with White Hopes and Little Lillies."
I have no idea what these are and I can't find anything about them by Googling or searching here.
by HeatherC moderator
Anyone know for sure?
Auckland Star 4 June 1915 has an article entitled "Stricken Ypres" with a paragraph entitled "Guns with comedy names"........there is the The Pipsqueak, the Little Willie, The White Hope, The Mother and the Grandmother.The biggest howitzer is Archie used for anti-aircraft purposes.