Wednesday 23 June 2010 by Janice Farrer. 1 comment
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.

Soldiers on the beach at Anzac Cove. Some of the men are attending to daily duties while others are resting on the sand or swimming. Soldiers on the beach at Anzac Cove. Some of the men are attending to daily duties while others are resting on the sand or swimming. P02647.026

‘A large seaplane was flying around here at about 9am. There were a large number of us swimming at the cove at about 3pm when the enemy began to shell the beach from the direction of Anafata. We wasted no time in getting out and taking cover in the heaps of stores along the beach, but there were six casualties before everyone got out. Our artillery has been shelling the Olive Grove off and on during the day, the enemy have been quiet from that direction, their guns have not fired a shot. A report today states that two enemy aeroplanes flew over our positions at Helles this morning and one was forces down in our lines and captured.’

For the classroom: What advantages are there to capturing an enemy behind your own lines?

Comments

david

I have been reading this excellent diary since I heard about it on JJJ. Thank you very much for going to the trouble of posting it everyday. Please keep going with this wonderful insight into our worlds history.