• 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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  • Thursday 29th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 29 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 parade of stretcher bearers of the 1st Field Ambulance about four days after the landing at Anzac Cove. C02148 ‘The Goeben again sent over about half a dozen shells this morning, one falling dangerously close to the Majestic standing off Suvla Pt. As the shells strike the water a …

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  • Wednesday 28th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 28 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.  View looking up headquarters gully showing bivouacs of the Australian New Zealand Army Corps Headquarters. J02407 '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 …

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  • Tuesday 27th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Tuesday 27 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.        The Quarter Master store of the 4th Battalion, AIF, at the top of Shrapnel Gully. H15684 ‘Things got extremely lively about midnight when we received a call from the head of Shrapnel gully for all available stretcher parties, there we found several wounded chaps in an almost …

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  • Monday 26th April 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Monday 26 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 stretcher bearer from 1st Australian Field Ambulance has time to smile as he and others of his unit unload their equipment after landing at Anzac Cove. A05782 ‘Obtained about an hour’s sleep early this morning, we had hardly been able to make the best of a few minutes to rest before …

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