Sunday 27 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 gun position of the Highes Battery in the front line at ANZAC. A gun position of the Highes Battery in the front line at ANZAC. J06134

‘Feeling very much off colour and was relieved of duty for the day. About 6pm an outburst of rifle and machine gun fire followed by heavy fire from both our artillery and the enemys took place and continued for about an hour. A seaplane flew very low over Kaba Tepe and dropped 4 bombs in quick succession at about 6am.  The new howitzers fired a few shells today, they make a peculiar whistling sound going through the air, quite a different sound to the high velocity shells from the field guns.’

*Over time Herbert was able to identify the difference in weaponry through sound alone.

For the classroom: Close your eyes and see how many sounds you can identify in your classroom.