Monday 21 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 metal loophole plate used by the 1st Battalion, showing the marks of Turkish snipers' bullets. It had only been in position a few days. A metal loophole plate used by the 1st Battalion, showing the marks of Turkish snipers' bullets. It had only been in position a few days. A01002

‘During the night a heavy artillery action which has continued off and on during the day has been in progress down at Helles. The enemy snipers* who have been enfilading Brighton beach with rifle fire have been very active lately and have succeeded in wounding half a dozen during the last few days. The range at which they have to fire makes accurate shooting impossible, but never the less they manage to bag an occasional victim and make the beach unsafe while they are at it. At about 4pm a monitor put in an appearance and shelled the enemy on Kaba Tepe at the same time. Received a couple of letters today.’

*Turkish snipers were trained to attack officers over the rest of the men.

For the classroom: What are the advantages of eliminating your enemies officers in battle?