Minahan diary, 1 January 1917-3 January 1918 / M. Minahan - Page 189

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Gaza Battle
First Battle fought on Monday March 26th 1917 T. holding a very strong position. Fight lasted all day. B Force had to retire back to Wadi. Casualties were 3400 also lost prisoners etc Second battle fought on April 19th terrific bombardment and fierce fighting all day Tanks in action done no good also had to retire Casualties were official through Clearing station at Deir el Belah 8000 odd number of dead not known M. Div about 60

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