From the Journal of Jack Simpson
Shrapnel Valley, Gallipoli
Today was a terrifying day because we sailed to Anzac Cove
to attack the Turks but we got surprised because they were
ready to fire their guns at us when we landed on the beach. We
climbed a very steep hill when they were firing their guns.
When we finally got to the top lots of soldiers had been shot
and wounded. The terrifying sound of guns and bombs filled
the air. There was blood on the ground.
I saw that one of my old school mates was injured so I rushed
over to him. He was badly wounded . Unfortunately on the
way down to the beach he died.
I wish I could wear clean clothes be in my warm bed. If only
this horrible war could end.