Thursday 17 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.

 

British troops in the trenches at Ghurka Bluff in the Cape Helles area. British troops in the trenches at Ghurka Bluff in the Cape Helles area. H16497

‘The enemy artillery has been rather active at times during the past week or so, otherwise things have been extremely quiet, especially in the trenches, it seems to be a deadlock as far as we are concerned at present, it appears impossible to push on any further now without adequate reinforcements, as the enemy, like ourselves have consolidated their positions during the inactivity of the past few weeks and it will mean a tremendous effort to force him out of his position now. However that is part of the business ahead and the feelings of everyone is that the sooner it takes place the better, as this methods of at present only exchanging shot for shot and watching one another is getting on everyone’s nerves. At about 4.50pm the enemy shelled the top of the ridge above our camp for about half an hour, we have a habit of viewing operations down south from the top of the ridge and evidently the enemy noticed us from their observation post on Kaba Tepe at the foot of the hill and none of his shells fell in our camp or did further damage than tearing up the ground on the top of the ridge. One of our aeroplanes bombed the enemy on Kaba Tepe about 5pm.’