• Prisoners of the Japanese: A radio broadcast

    Friday 28 May 2010 by Jennifer Selby. 3 comments

    Today a wreathlaying ceremony will be held at the Sandakan Memorial in the Australian War Memorial’s Sculpture Garden to remember the prisoners of the Sandakan Death Marches of 1945. It seems appropriate to highlight a new Sound Collection acquisition which relates to another group of prisoners of the Japanese. The Sound Section received a donation of a lacquer disc containing a recording of a radio broadcast made in September 1945 by David …

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  • Friday 28th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 28 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. Turkish 75 mm Artillery Fuze REL ‘The enemy only fired over a few shells today and everything has been extremely quiet. An old type of light cruiser has been steaming around Imbros and off Suvla point today but has done no firing. At about 10pm a T.B.D steamed in close to Kaba Tepe* and …

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  • Wednesday 26th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 26 May 2010 by Janice Farrer. 1 comments

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. Soldiers, possibly of 10th Battalion, observe Indian mule drivers as they lead mules carrying boxes of stores around the base of the hill, past a covered trench, to a storage area. P00326.011 ‘The enemy artillery has been very active today. At about 2pm they concentrated their fire on our …

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  • Tuesday 25th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 25 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. The British battleship HMS Triumph steams into firing position off Gaba Tepe preparatory to shelling Turkish positions. The vessel was sunk shortly afterwards. P02282.016 ‘At about midday all the transports weighed anchor and steamed off towards the island of Imbros and the battleships …

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  • Monday 24th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 24 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. Australian burial parties burying Australian and Turkish dead at either Quinn's Post or Chessboard, during the temporary armistice. P02649.025 ‘We were turned out early this morning and told that an armistice would be observed between 8am to 4.30pm when hostilities would cease to allow the…

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  • Sunday 23rd May 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 23 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.     Captain Sam Butler leading a blindfolded Major Kemal Ohri, the Turkish envoy, past No 1 Casualty Clearing Station (CCS). A01506 'Was on duty at Victoria gully station from 7am to 1pm. At about 9am an exceptionally heavy shelling of the enemies communications near the Olive Grove …

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  • Saturday 22nd May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 22 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.  A group of Australian soldiers engaged in loading sick Turkish soldiers into a truck for evacuation for medical treatment. H00571 ‘Very heavy rain fell between 6 and 10am and about 11am a huge water spout was to be seen towards the straights, writhing and twisting in the sky like a …

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  • Friday 21st May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 21 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. A blindfolded Turkish officer being guided to HQ, ANZAC, to arrange for an armistice. J06126 ‘Spent the morning in the trenches at Tasmania Post, there is evidence of the enemy having suffered very heavily there by the number of dead in no mans land. Just before midday a flag of truce …

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  • Thursday 20th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 20 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. The bodies of dead Turkish soldiers lying close to the trenches of the 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment. H03117 ‘The enemy was extremely quiet all night, early this morning one of their planes flew over and dropped a few bombs but did no damage. I was on duty at the Victoria Gully …

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  • Wednesday 19th May 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 19 May 2010 by Janice Farrer.

    Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.    Attack by 4th Australian Infantry Brigade at Bloody Angle, Anzac May 1915 By Ellis Silas. ART02437 ‘At about midnight the enemy launched a tremendous attack on our trenches, but despite numbers and the force with which they made the attack our lines did not give an inch. Our rifle …

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