Item 03: Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett telegrams, 1915 - Page 81

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[Telegram form – The Eastern Telegraph Company, Limited. Alexandria Station. Dated 23 Aug. 1915. 207 words. Daily Telegraph London]
[Continuation of Ashmead Bartlett's report of the Anzac attack on Lone Pine, of 6th – 10th Aug]
FOUR. of dead ground with his deadly snipers delayed the main advance somewhat after these preliminary positions had been successfully rushed for every hill and spur had to be picquetted to keep down the fire from lurking marksmen left in rear of our advancing columns stop the fighting throughout the night was continuous for amidst these gloomy ravines the Turks New Zealanders Australians and Maoris continued to snipe and bayonet one another offered a courageous and dispairing resistance to the Australians New Zealanders and Maoris and many bloody encounters the details of which will never be known filled in the dark hours which proceed a still more eventful dawn stop [three lines deleted by censor]
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