Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. I (25 April 1915 to 14 January 1916)

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than I had recommended & when I was against placing Guns, I have been proved to be right - but I am not a professional soldier so I suppose I am not supposed to know anything of any value compared with the professional soldier of my own rank. The sinking of the "Triumph" has scared away all the large War Ships only. Destroyers & Torpedo Boats remain. New Troops (they look like "(?)" from Australia landing this Afternoon. May 27th Rounds as usual. Nothing of special interest to mention. Enemy pretty quiet. Saw Mervyn. Inspected BROWNES new Gun Emplct which is good & took Col. Rosenthal, who has just ret'd to duty,round his command. May 28th I had conferences consisting of O/C N.Z. Art. my 2 & 3rd Art Bd Comds Maj BROWNE Maj ANDERSON & Self to see if we could devise anything further than we have already done for dealing with Enemy Guns & machine Guns in LONE PINE Gulley - L.P. ridge & part of JOHNSTONS JOLLY etc. [Page] 50