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This rock together with its neighbouring harbour depicted

an excellent view as we moved slowly to our moorings.
The houses & general appearance of the township looked remarkably clean & neat, situated on the slopes of this magnificent & solid rock which is literally covered in guns commanding a dominating position over the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. Their warships and merchantmen lay in the harbour.

May 18. A terrific & determined onslaught by the Turks to drive us into the sea. They were repulsed everywhere and their dead numbered approximately 7,000.

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