Thursday 29th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds
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.
‘We spent some time this morning digging a dugout as a shelter for patients coming down from the dressing station. Two monitors and a light cruiser appeared this afternoon and fired a few shells at enemy gun positions, their fire was directed from an observation balloon. An enemy aeroplane came over this evening at about 7pm, he attempted to land a bomb on the stores in the cove but it landed harmlessly in the water, he then lost no time in getting back to his own lines and two of our planes followed him over. A reinforcement Pte Tunks replaced Pte Andrews in out squad today.’
For the classroom: Why would the enemy attack supplies?