• Saturday 8th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 8 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. Wounded soldiers arrive at the 3rd Battalion dressing station in Shrapnel Gully, as more wounded come down the valley. G00920 ‘Early this morning the enemy opened fire with his artillery from behind Kaba Tepe and shelled the beach and flat stretch of ground between Victoria gulley and Hell…

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  • Friday 7th May 1915- Dairy of HV Reynolds

    Friday 7 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 7th Reinforcements for the 10th Infantry Battalion arrive at the Battalion Headquarters (BHQ) on Artillery Road in Victoria Gully. P02321.043 'The enemies artillery has been very active, especially from Kaba Tepe, but the damage done was very slight compared to yesterday. They put …

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  • Thursday 6th May 1915- Dairy of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 6 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 Turkish soldiers in a deep trench with one soldier cutting another's hair. H13569 ‘A Turkish officer came into our lines at about 11am on the extreme right flank with a white flag and information was obtained from him to the effect that the enemy intended to heavily bombard our…

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  • Wednesday 5th May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 5 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.  Improvised sign made from a piece of rectangular galvanised tin. REL ‘The enemy after being very quiet all day, at sunset opened fire with a field gun from behind Kaba Tepe on the No.2 ASC depot, they succeeded in holding a barge alongside the landing stage, but it was immediately …

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  • Tuesday 4th May 1915-Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 4 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 AIF supply depot at No 2 Outpost near ANZAC Cove with some ships standing offshore. H15401 ‘A party of 100 infantry and engineers landed on Kaba Tepe point from a destroyer at about 5am, the guns of the destroyer covered their landing but upon reaching the beach the fire from the …

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  • Monday 3rd May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 3 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.  Wounded soldiers arrive at the 3rd Battalion dressing station in Shrapnel Gully, as more wounded come down the valley. G00920 ‘The Goeben sent over a good number of shells this morning and succeeded in hitting one of the transports anchored off our position. It evidently did no great …

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  • Sunday 2nd May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 2 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.  Infantrymen hauling the 4.7 naval gun up the slope of Victoria Gully to its position on the right at Anzac. J06124 ‘There has been practically no wounded at any of the dressing stations today*. About 5pm the battleships put a number of shells into the fort on Kaba Tepe while our field …

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  • Saturday 1st May 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 1 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. 'Anzac, from Gaba Tepe' By George Lambert ART02825 ‘A few more shells from the Goeben came over this morning with the usual result they accounted for a few fish. The Triumph which is generally standing off Kaba Tepe8 always replies with Broadsides after which there is no reply from square…

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  • Friday 30th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 30 April 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 eight unidentified stretcher bearers, four of them shirtless, at a relay station on the Gallipoli Peninsula. C01159 'Things have been pretty quiet all day, we are strongly entrenched now and there is not so much hard work as tracks are being made up the hills though the scrub and …

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  • Food from Heaven - 460 Squadron and Operation Manna, 1945

    Thursday 29 April 2010 by Dianne Rutherford. 14 comments

    65 years ago a very special operation began to provide food to the starving civilians in the German occupied Netherlands.  During the harsh winter of 1944-1945 the Dutch population endured a major famine. Known as the ‘hungerwinter’ it was concentrated in the densely populated urban areas bounded by Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague. By 1945 the daily ration had been reduced to 600 calories – a third of what it had been in …

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