From the Journal of Jack Simpson
Shrapnel Valley, Gallipoli
Today me and Duffy had another terrifying day. When I
walked through the battle front there was heaps of gun
smoke. I could barely see through the smoke to see the
wounded! I also couldn’t see any of the grenades,
missiles and bombs. I was terrified that I might get
shot. I felt safer with Duffy my life-saving donkey!
When it got dark I didn’t feel very comfortable without
my bed and my room. I think about having dinner with
my family, eating roast beef and potatoes.
Instead of peace and quiet I can hear soldiers yelling in
pain . I can smell gun smoke, blood and dirt.
I feel very scared and I am shivering like I have never