Wednesday 28th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds
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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.
'The Goeben sent over some heavy stuff today in an attempt to hit some of the transports, but was not successful. The enemies field artillery has been less active all day than usual. A welcome sight appeared at about 11am when a few more transports arrived with fresh troops who are badly needed to give us a bit of a let up from entrenching and beating off attacks at the same time, our infantry are more or less worn out in consequence of this continual strain. This afternoon our unit shifted its position to the right flank and we spent a busy time getting dug into reasonably safe dug-outs, a thing we had not had time to do at our old bivouac on the first ridge above the clearing station. One of the mates got a bullet wound in the arm just after we commenced digging in. The ships all along the line from Cape Helles to Suvla Point took part and the din was terrific especially when the Queen Elizabeth let go with a broadside, at each discharge of her 15 inch guns there is a tremendous concussion that can be felt in the air.’