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The Turk as a soldier is not such a slouch as you might think after the Suez Canal foolishness. The troops sent here for their last big attack were a fine, well equipped lot & though badly led showed some courage. But they had no chance & hardly keep us awake of nights now.
They certainly have a country worth fighting for. It is the best place we have seen since we left Australia. Its scrub clad hills & beaches & its clean blue sea are not so very unlike Australia's either. Its summer day & night – is glorious. I hope however that the campaign is over before the Winter as I suspect those valley roads of ours will be very mud like small rivers. But I think we can look forward to having to fight it out. I have long ago lost faith in the

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