Item 03: Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett telegrams, 1915 - Page 96

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[Telegram form marked Eight/2]
[Continuation of Ashmead Bartlett's first report of the British action at Suvla Bay,
6th – 10th August]

R.T.P. Daily Telegraph London
Cable three section three stop all eyewitnesses are agreed that the Turks brought entirely fresh troops to oppose our advance at Helles that they fought with great courage and determination and counter-attacked with vigor which has not been seen since the days following the first landing stop [eight lines deleted by censor] also it must not be forgotten that the Turks are fighting for their very existence as an independent nation and that the men have been nerved up to a state bordering on fanaticism against the infidel and are in consequence putting up a resistance the like of which has not been seen since Osman held Plevna
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