Item 03: Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett telegrams, 1915 - Page 66

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[Telegram form – The Eastern Telegraph Company, Limited. Alexandria Station. Dated 23 July 1915. 347 words. Daily Telegraph London]
[Continuation of Ashmead Bartlett's report of the action of 12th/13th July at Cape Helles]
TEN. our right and the French moved forward amidst a terrible rifle fire regaining the two trenches taken on the previous day but again being held up by a third and fourth they then moved more to the right and advanced a long distance skirting the enemy's works without being able to enter them and suffering heavy losses stop for nearly three hours this fighting continued on the right hidden partly from view and no one knowing exactly what was happenying stop but the attack of the Naval Division on our left was completely successful it was conducted with the utmost skill and dash and our infantry simply swept over everything in their front bayoneting those Turks who did not succeed in escaping down the saps stop having carried everything assigned to them in a few minutes there was no stopping our infantry who swept forward in small parties often in twos and threes as if they would never stop in spite of the shells and heavy rifle fire stop at one time it looked as if they intended to assault a fresh position behind on a low hill but fortunately this further advance which would have been premature was checked in time [stop]

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