Wednesday 5th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds
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 enemy after being very quiet all day, at sunset opened fire with a field gun from behind Kaba Tepe on the No.2 ASC depot, they succeeded in holding a barge alongside the landing stage, but it was immediately plugged and prevented from sinking. The 2nd Brigade were issued with 48 hour rations and left for Cape Helles late tonight. A few more reinforcements landed here today.’
For the classroom: What are the advantages of launching an artillery attack after sunset? How might the result differ if it was a daylight attack?