Papers relating to Sir Ian Hamilton, 1920 - Page 23

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Light Horse Brigades and the New Zealand Mounted Rifles all dismounted, who, like our cavalry in France, have gladly seized the opportunity of assisting their comrades in trench work that is technically outside their sphere.

As your Lordship knows, the line held during the period under review by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps formed a rough semi-circle inland from the beach of Anzac Cove, with a diameter of about 1,100 yards.  The firing line is everywhere close to the enemy's trenches, and in all sections of the position sapping, counter-sniping and bomb attacks have been incessant. The shelling  both of the trenches and beaches has been impartial and liberal.  As many as 1400 shells have fallen on Anzac within the hour and those of all calibres from 11 inches to field shrapnel.  But around QUINN'S POST, both above and below ground, the contest has been particularly severe.  This section of the line is situated on the circumference of the ANZAC semi-circle at almost the furthest point from its diameter.  Here our fire trenches are more ledges on the brink of    

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