Friday 9 April 2010 by Janice Farrer. No comments
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.

The Russian Navy's 6500 ton light cruiser Askold in the harbour of the Ceylon capital. The Russian Navy's 6500 ton light cruiser Askold in the harbour of the Ceylon capital. C01597

'The fire alarm was sounded this morning for practice and every one had to take up a position at their stations. Spent the afternoon at boat practice, we rowed to the Russian cruiser Askold, round her and back to the transport. The Askold led the attack* at the Dardanelles when the navy made an attempt to force the straits a few days ago, she is a peculiar looking vessel with 5 large funnels, she is termed the packet of woodbines.’

*Prior to the landing on Gallipoli the Allies attacked the peninsula in a naval assault. This attack was unsuccessful.

For the classroom: After the failed attack at the Dardanelles how might the Turkish army respond?