Thursday 13th 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.
‘Again the enemies artillery has been very active, besides the usual shrapnel* they have been sending over a lot of high explosive shells directing their attention mostly on our communications and stores, Things have been very quiet in the trenches during the last few days. Odd transports have been leaving the anchorage for the past week and at present there are only a few remaining off Anzac. We heard today that our submarine AE2 has been destroyed by the enemy in the sea of Marmora.’
*Shrapnel is the name given to small pieces of metal designed to spray out over the enemy from an artillery shell.
For the classroom: What is the purpose of putting shrapnel inside an artillery shell?