Thursday 5 August 2010 by Janice Farrer. 4 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 trawler packed with British troops on their way to the British landing at Cape Helles, on the southern tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. A trawler packed with British troops on their way to the British landing at Cape Helles, on the southern tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. G00205

‘Another large batch of British troops landed here during the night, extensive preparations are being made for some big movement. During the day the enemy shelled our stores in ANZAC Cove very heavily and two naval pinances and sever barges were sunk in the vicinity of Watsons pier.’

Comments

I thought that there was a lot of people crammed onto that one tiny ship, it must have been very uncomftorable day and night. I bet they don't know what they have singned up for. They don't have much protechtiongear on I mean these day they would have bullet proof armer on and everything.

That boat looks so crowded. If I were on that boat, I would be so nervous, but these new soilders not knowing what lay ahead of them would be ready to get out there and kill some Turks

That boat looks so crowded, if I were on it I would be so scared, but those new soilders not knowing what lay ahead would be ready for adventure that war gives away.

That boat looks so crowded, if I were on it I would be so scared, but those new soilders would be ready for the adventure that war gives away.