Sunday 9th 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.
'Early this morning the Goeben sent over a few large shells with the usual result, only causing a splash. The enemies artillery has been very active again, they did not cease firing today like they usually do when the captive balloon* on the Ark Royal of a seaplane went up. About 3pm the enemy ceased his artillery fire and things became unnaturally quiet for the rest of the day.’
*Observation balloons were used to keep an eye on the enemies’ movements.
For the classroom: Why would you spend time and resources on observing the enemy?