Item 03: Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett telegrams, 1915 - Page 73

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[Blank telegram form]
R.T.P. Daily Telegraph London
[Continuation of Ashmead Bartlett's report of the Anzac attack on Lone Pine, of 6th – 10th Aug]
Cable two section three stop I am indebted to Mr Malcolm Ross the New Zealand Official representative for the following details of the roll, played by the [censor's deletion - forces under General Godley in this desperate fighting for the possession of Koja Chemen] New Zealand division on August 6th 7th and 8th stop throughout Friday August seventh there was a furious bombardment of the Turkish positions north east of Anzac from our field guns and howitzers assisted by destroyers cruisers and monitors stop whole sections of the Turkish trenches disappeared in clouds of smoke and earth stop meanwhile the combined Australian and New Zealand Division braced itself for the desperate night attack which had been decided on [stop] the men had long been waiting for this hour to arrive which would end the long monotonous days of sitting in the trenches and were confident they could carry the enemy's works in their immediate front with the bayonet stop strict orders were given that not a shot was to be fired the bayonet alone was to be
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