Wednesday 5 May 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. 

Improvised sign made from a piece of rectangular galvanised tin. Improvised sign made from a piece of rectangular galvanised tin. REL

‘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?