Tuesday 13 July 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. 

Infantrymen hauling the 4.7 Naval gun up the slope of Victoria Gully. Infantrymen hauling the 4.7 Naval gun up the slope of Victoria Gully. J06124

‘Large shells were seen to be exploding on the slopes of Achi Baba again today. This evening about 150 men hauled the 4.7 gun up to its position on the ridge between Clarks and Victoria Gullies. A few star shells were sent up in front of our trenches this evening.’

For the classroom: List the safety risks associated with hauling a large gun up the hill.

Comments

Gary

Reading this really makes you feel humble as to what these soldiers went through during this war. My grandad used to tell some great stories of when he was in the war, but sometimes when you looked at him, you could tell he was about to cry because he had just recalled a bad memory.