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German boat. It was only necessary to climb the deck rail of our ship and one could step on to the first named boat, an opportunity most of us took full advantage of. The marks of where German shells had struck the decks of the "Umsinga" whilst crossing the North Sea, were numerous, but very little damage had been done. The second named boat had on board a few of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, remnants of a regiment that had suffered heavy casualties at Gallipoli a few days ago. After two days my Battalion transhipped on to the smaller but faster Egyptian mail boat "Osmanieh" and after dark Aug. 21st left for Gallipoli. Our ship carries no lights, smoking is not allowed and the

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