Thursday 29 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. 

A parade of stretcher bearers of the 1st Field Ambulance about four days after the landing at Anzac Cove. A parade of stretcher bearers of the 1st Field Ambulance about four days after the landing at Anzac Cove. C02148

‘The Goeben again sent over about half a dozen shells this morning, one falling dangerously close to the Majestic standing off Suvla Pt. As the shells strike the water a column of water shoots up to a height of about 20 ft. The enemy have been fairly quiet all day, their artillery got busy for about an hour before sunset. Our battleships have been extremely active today especially the Lizzie which set something on fire away in the direction of Maidos, great clouds of smoke could be seen rising, probably from on oil well.’

*Herbert comments regularly and in great detail about what he can view from his position. The action at sea was a welcome distraction to what was happening around him.