Wednesday 3 March 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.

Cairo street 1915. Cairo street 1915.

‘Granted leave* to visit Cairo, spent the day with Ellis Stones and his mates, had a good deal of amusement during the afternoon in the Esbekier gardens, where there is an open air skating rink, it is an extremely rough affair being made of concrete. Went to the hotel Metropole for tea, and after spending a rattling good day arrived back in camp at about 11pm.’

*Herbert often spent his leave doing activities that took him away from the camp.

For the classroom: What reasons might Herbert have for getting away from camp and his fellow ANZACs?