Jack Simpson writing

Shrapnel Valley, Gallipoli

29  April  1915

Today I am heart-broken.  I wasn’t able to save my best 

friend from high school.  I was trying to run as fast as I 

could to get to him but it was too late, he had already 

died.

I am very frightened by the bombs and grenades going 

off. I can hear the heavy artillery guns firing and my 

mouth goes dry with fear. I can smell the blood of the 

soldiers and hear their screams. 

 I am so relieved I am still alive but I’m still really angry 

that my fellow soldiers have either died or been injured 

really badly.

I feel really homesick too.  I am desperate for some nice 

fresh fruit.  I wish this horrifying war would end so we 

could all go home.

By Holly

4 comments:

  1. Holly,your writing is awesome!!!!

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  2. Holly,your writing is awesome!!!!

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  3. Holly your writing is awesome(wait what???) Thanks

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