Nov 10, 2019
"We went up the line in the trenches at Vimy Ridge. We prepared our emplacement for a raid by the Canadians, to capture prisoners to gain information for the big attack that was to come. We were to fire gas shells during the early hours, followed by smoke, to give the Canadians cover.
"I was first in line but I had to...
Sep 16, 2017
The second instalment of the brutal, firsthand account of the savage WW1 battle of Gallipoli, written by Sergeant Fred Reynard of the Isle of Wight Rifles.
There’s more vicious fighting, as the troops continue their struggle to cross the peninsula to get to the waters of the Dardanelles.
There’s more trouble with...
Aug 15, 2017
A brutal, firsthand account of the savage WW1 battle of Gallipoli, written by Sergeant Fred Reynard of the Isle of Wight Rifles.
He landed at Suvla Bay in August 1915.
The allied troops fought for the strategic waters of the Dardanelles, and the Turkish capital city of Constantinople, in the Ottoman empire.