• Nothing Like the Real Thing

    Monday 12 July 2010 by Daniel McGlinchey. 1 comments

    Recently while cataloguing battlefield relics from Fromelles I came across an item I had not seen before, a German ersatz (substitute) sandbag made from paper. A search on the Memorial's database shows that this was not the only item that used substitute material; there are many items in the collection, including an ersatz felt pickelhaube (spiked helmet) and a packet of ersatz 'coffee'. As with France and Britain during the First World War, …

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  • Sunday 11th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 11 July 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 artillerymen hauling a 4.7 inch naval gun into position, overseen by Major C. Rosenthal. P03088.012 ‘At about 8am an aeroplane of ours flew over. A light cruiser accompanied by a balloon ship took up position towards Imbros at about 6pm and fired a number of broadsides over …

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  • Saturday 10th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 10 July 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 shell-burst over the cruiser Bacchante at Anzac, at about 6 am. J05590 ‘Once of our aeroplanes dropped two bombs near Kaba Tepe this morning. A large battleship put in an appearance between Imbros and Kaba tepe point at about 2.30pm well escorted by T.B.Destroyers, she took up a …

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  • Friday 9th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 9 July 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.  'Defence of Anzac' By Wallace Anderson ART13664 ‘Things have been very quiet. An outbreak of rifle fire occurred last night about midnight but it soon died down. Both our artillery and the enemies have been in the habit lately of getting into action just after sunset.’ For the …

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  • Thursday 8th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 8 July 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 Headquarters, Gallipoli' By Horace Moore-Jones ART03264 ‘One of our aeroplanes flew over this morning. A Monitor fired over our heads at some target away inland from a position off Imbros this afternoon, a sea plane was directing her fire. At about 6pm the enemy guns from the …

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  • Wednesday 7th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 7 July 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.  This recruiting poster employs the theme of Australians fighting at Gallipoli to recruit more troops. ARTV05167 ‘A Monitor shelled the enemy positions on the ridge in front of our right flank this afternoon, a seaplane directed her fire. One of our aeroplanes flew over about midday. …

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  • Tuesday 6th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 6 July 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.  Informal group portrait of members of 9th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery, in front of their 18 pounder field gun on the day they were evacuated. P00046.044 ‘A large enemy shell put one of the No9 Battery guns out of action and killed some of the crew yesterday. Just before sunset the enemy…

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  • Monday 5th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 5 July 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.  Two 11.2 inch shells from the German battle cruiser Goeben in the Narrows, which is about eight miles away, exploding in the sea at Anzac Cove. A03088 ‘At daybreak the enemy artillery got very active. A heavy enemy gun has exploded harmlessly on the ridge above the stores or went into …

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  • Sunday 4th July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Sunday 4 July 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.  Smoke billows skyward from the explosion of a large artillery shell on Turkish positions at Anzac. P02282.019 ‘The cruisers were firing all night and they steamed off just after day break. Things have been very quiet here today. An explosion occurred on the ridge a little to the west of …

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  • Saturday 3rd July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Saturday 3 July 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 collection of captured German and Turkish ammunition on display. B00929 ‘At about 3pm a light cruiser, possible the Talbot came on the scene, and from a position between Imbros and Kaba Tepe Point fired 3 shots at some enemy position away inland, then steamed off, returning after …

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