Saturday 6 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

View of Mena Camp, ten miles from Cairo, where Australian troops came for several months of intensive training before embarking for the Gallipoli Peninsula. Transport lines of the 1st Australian Field Ambulance can be seen in the foreground. View of Mena Camp, ten miles from Cairo, where Australian troops came for several months of intensive training before embarking for the Gallipoli Peninsula. Transport lines of the 1st Australian Field Ambulance can be seen in the foreground. C01634
 

'On duty 2am to 6am as line picquet, also 2pm to 6pm, relieved from guard at 6pm. The brigade returned to camp at 8am after spending the night out* on manoeuvres.'

*Training was conducted both at day and night and in varying conditions.

For the classroom: Why would manoeuvres be conducted at night?