"...Fine day.  Things as usual.  Went with Col Richardson, (NZ but on General Paris's staff) to beach to go off to Franconia for some things he wanted, a little holiday for me.  We walked down but Franconia was taking the Australian Brigade back to ANZAC Cove.  So we had a look round the supply and ordnance depot.  I got a ball of string, 2 candles, 2 bamboo rods and some stationery.  Met a Gen Elliot who was very nice an engineer, he is making a road round the beach.  He was very nice and chatty but rather worried about his son, who is in front observing for the artillery.  I discovered he had no periscope which is madness so I impressed on the General to get one or make one, and gave him a design..."  

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 192-198) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing.  Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from  Exisle Publishing.
 

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