Item 06: Frank Valentine Weir diary excerpts, letters and news clippings, 24 June 1915-1 August 1918 - Page 38

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of about 50 yards. They coughed & lit matches behind the parapet & carried on to the Bluff the Turks – the last half hour was the longest I ever experienced at 3.30 pm I gathered the men & with soks over our boots withdrew at the double to the Beach not before [indecipherable] Hill was blown up with about 6 tons of ammonal ([indecipherable] high explosive) then the Turks opened all the Fire they could but we were in the SAPS, then on board & covered by [indecipherable], they never knew we had gone & I

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