State Library of NSW
10.9.15Fri 10thLast night at nine oclock a good deal of rifle & machine gun fire was exchanged, & one of the warboats threw a few shells into the Turkish lines, but it proved to be only a demonstration & there was no attack made; The men here are in the trenches during the day till 6 oclock when they are relieved, they then have to fall in at 7.30 & do six-hours fatigue during the night; While having a swim at 4 oclock this afternoon, the Artillery opened fire on the extreme left, the warboats also took active part & the bombardment lasted for over half an hour. I cannot hear if we attacked but it looked very much as though one was in progress. The sun went down behind a heavy bank of clouds tonight.
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