Wednesday 9 June 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. 

A line of soldiers of an unidentified unit of the 2nd Australian Division carrying full equipment, moving to a forward position at Anzac. A line of soldiers of an unidentified unit of the 2nd Australian Division carrying full equipment, moving to a forward position at Anzac. P02905.002
 

‘A very strong wind has been blowing the dust about all day in great clouds. Met Ken Walker this afternoon and got what news he had of Ellis, also his address. The Monitor Humber fired a few shells this afternoon from a position off Cape Sulva. A canteen barge this afternoon did a great business with aerated drinks* which it brought into ANZAC Cover from the canteen boat and sold to the troops. We heard today that the Germans have captured Premizyl, very little news from other centres reaches us until it is weeks old. The enemy guns have not fired from the direction of Kaba Tepe today.’

*Aerated drinks (like modern soft drink) were a welcome treat for the troops.

For the classroom: What benefits might a shipment like this give to the ANZACs?