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[Telegram form – The Eastern Telegraph Co. Ltd. Alexandria Station. Dated 23 July 1915. 203 words. Daily Telegraph London][Continuation of Ashmead Bartlett's report of the action of 12th/13th July at Cape Helles]TWO. right attack, only partly successful up to present about three hundred prisoners taken and Turkish losses severe ashmead Bartlett
July fourteenth section two stop the right of our line has made a further considerable advance against the Turkish trenches to the right of the Achi Baba Nullah and the left wing of the French cooperating with this movement was also able to gain some ground stop this success has only been achieved after desperate fighting involving heavy casualties stop anyone who has not seen the ground can have no conception of the obstacles our heroic infantry have to face in gaining even a few yards of fresh soil in Gallipoli stop in the last three months the Turks have constructed a perfect network of trenches and small redoubts all protected by barbed wire and connected by saps and communicating trenches stop they have now realised that no infantry can withstand these tremendous bombardments with high explosive shells concentrated on a small section of the defence and therefore they withdraw most of their men down the communicating trenches whilst the bombardment lasts and our infantry are thus able to occupy two or three lines with but small loss but the majority of ourAshmead Bartlett
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