Saturday 29th 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.
‘One of our mates C. Abbot was killed at 5pm, he was wounded by shrapnel and died almost immediately. He was buried in the Hell Spit burial ground at 7pm. The enemy mined our trenches at Courtney’s Post and exploded it early this morning, they followed it up with an infantry attack but it was an absolute failure as far as they were concerned, for they suffered rather heavy casualties and I saw one batch of 16 prisoners being brought down after it was over. Our casualties were not very heavy. Our planes have been very active all day.’
For the classroom: List the advantages and disadvantages of capturing prisoners during a battle.