Tuesday 2nd February 1915
Diary of an ANZAC
Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.
'Arrived at Alexandria at 8am the harbour was full of wind jammers most of which are prizes. We pulled into the wharf at 2pm, the Light Horse Ambulance reinforcements went ashore and proceeded to the camp. No leave was granted, but I got ashore with a couple of other chaps and we went to the city, returning at about 1am. We got a cab man to drive us back to the wharf, could not see much of the place at night, visited a couple of music halls.*'
*After so long on a ship the many soldiers looked forward to the excitement of Alexandria. The men wanted to partake in recreational activities such as music halls.
For the classroom: If you were a soldier and spent a long period at sea how would you spend your first day in a new land?