• 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 ‘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 classroom: …

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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 ‘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 direction …

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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. ‘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. Things have …

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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. ‘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 guns in …

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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. ‘At daybreak the enemy artillery got very active. A heavy enemy gun has exploded harmlessly on the ridge above the stores or went into the sea …

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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. ‘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 Achi Baba …

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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. ‘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 dark to…

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  • Friday 2nd July 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Friday 2 July 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 constructing dugouts near the beach north of Anzac Cove. ‘Things have been very quiet all day. One of our planes flew over at about 6pm. Considerable quantities of 4 by 4 timber and corrugated iron have been brought ashore lately. The 5inch howitzers have been firing a few …

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  • Thursday 1st July 1915 - Diary of HV Reynolds

    Thursday 1 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.  Advertisement for Spiller, Booser Co. ‘At 7am a large biplane circled overhead for about an hour. The sea has again been rather rough. While swimming this evening I got a rather bad cut on the left foot from a broken bottle.’ For the classroom: What are the dangers for Herbert after…

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  • Wednesday 30th June 1915- Diary of HV Reynolds

    Wednesday 30 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.   'Gawd help the first bloomin' Turk I see to-night!!' By Norman Cameron Wimbush ‘We returned to our camp at 7am and enjoyed a swim in the breakers which were coming fast and heavy, it is not often there are any decent waves here to get amongst. All the landing stages were more or …

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