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This was done in ours and every other ship for 1⁄2 hour; in order to practise steaming absolutely without lights. The lights were cut off in the engine room. The men immediately tumbled up on deck to their stations and stood there. Even cigarettes and pipes had to be put out, by order from the bridge. It was quite difficult to make one’s way along deck. I trod on several bare toes, and finally climbed up to the smoking room roof. The fleet was in absolute darkness except for an occasional signal light .
All profits from the sale of his booklet, What to know in Egypt . . A guide for Australasian soldiers, went to the Red Cross Society. December 3 Early this morning we were off [to] Alexandria and entered about breakfast time . . There were a few natives on the quay; and here it was we first had an object lesson of the way in which native policemen in this country deal with crowds. Some seller of newspapers or drinks managed to get through the line of sentries and disobeyed the policeman to an extent which he considered above the limit—so he went for him like a tiger.
Over 90 years have passed since Bean penned his diaries, notes and newspaper articles on the Gallipoli Peninsula. In the intervening decades, technology has seemingly revolutionised war and war reporting. But some things might not be as different as first impressions suggest. The 2003 invasion of Iraq by American and Allied forces saw the emergence of what was presented as a new wartime phenomenon: the embedded journalist war correspondent. In the Gulf War of 1990–91 the US Army firmly kept war correspondents and their cameramen well away from the front.
Beans Gallipoli - the Diaries of Australias Offical War Correspondent by Kevin ( Ed. ) Fewster