Arriving at Anzac Cove (20. 5. 15) (Gallipoli). Anzac is the initial letters of Aust N Zealand Army Corps. Just as we landed and were getting some tea, the Turks delivered a furious attack in which the famous Ottoman Guard took a prominent part of us it seemed as if Hell suddenly broke loose and we were rushed off into the trenches.
The noise of the rifle and gunfire together with the singing and whistling bullets and the bursting of shrapnel and high explosives were deafening but it was an awe inspiring sight. The night was as bright as day caused by the flashes of bursting shells, rockets and searchlights. The attack lasted all night and failed.
The enemy lost thousands of men. That was our Baptism of Fire.
J. A. Graham
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....