Item 03: Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett telegrams, 1915 - Page 90

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[Telegram form – The Eastern Telegraph Company, Limited. Alexandria Station. Dated 24 Aug. 1915. 207 words. Daily Telegraph London]
[Continuation of Ashmead Bartlett's first report of the British action at Suvla Bay,
6th – 10th August]

SEVEN. ground in front of Anafarta and our right on Yilghin Burnu or Chocolate Hill as it is known on account of the surface having been burnt that colour by accidental fires caused by the bursting shells stop we had thus secured a wide front on shore on the far side of the Salt Lake but on the other hand the enemy's [censor's deletion] position the Anafarta ridge on which is situated the village of that name remained unoccupied and as yet untouched by our advance stop our troops except on the extreme left where they held the high rocky ground of Karakol Dagh now found themselves lying in a wide open cup covered with trees thick scrub hedges and farms in which it is impossible to see any distance ahead and which provides excellent cover for the enemy's snipers who took full advantage of it stop immediately east of the Salt lake the plain is perfectly flat and without any cov -

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