• Thursday 3rd June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 3 June 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.  Sea mines on deck on board the minelayer HMS Abdiel, ready to be laid. P03538.001 ‘A mine sweeper was hit today by a small shell but did not suffer much damage. An old type of light cruiser escorted by T.B.Ds took up a position off Cape Suvla this afternoon and fired a great number of …

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  • Wednesday 2nd June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 2 June 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 flat bottomed barge transporting wounded soldiers from Anzac Cove alongside the Hospital Ship Gascon. A02740  ‘The enemy sighted a barge* of fodder being towed into the A.S.C. depot pier this morning and immediately shelled it with a battery of field guns from the direction of Kaba …

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  • Tuesday 1st June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 1 June 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 unidentified gunners in a trench on the Gallipoli Peninsula. C01177 ‘Things have been very quiet* for the past few days but it has been hard to realize that there is actually a war on, as the silence at times became impressive and weird.’ *War is not full of constant …

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  • Monday 31st May 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 31 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.  Fragment of officer's tunic collar : 16 Battalion, AIF, Bloody Angle, Gallipoli RELAWM07839.012  ‘All the T.B.Ds spent the morning patrolling the sea area between Imbros, Cape Helles and Suvla, evidently in search of an enemy submarine. A new type of aeroplane made its appearance here …

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  • Sunday 30th May 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 30 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. Damaged and badly corroded Turkish water bottle, which is badly misshapen due to battle and environmental damage. RELAWM07799.002  ‘After being extremely quiet all the morning. The enemy made things very warm for us shortly after midday when his artillery got busy, two mates were wounded …

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  • Saturday 29th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 29 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 cemetery near Hell Spit, the southern horn of Anzac Cove. C01948 ‘One of our mates C. Abbot was killed at 5pm, he was wounded by shrapnel and died almost immediately. He was buried in the Hell Spit burial ground at 7pm. The enemy mined our trenches at Courtney’s Post and exploded it …

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  • 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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