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be admitted that Achi Babi was the main objective from which full command of Narrows could be easily obtained. But it failed miserably. The Turks were in readiness and the position seemed impregnable. For weeks & weeks after the landing furious onslaughts by us to gain the objective were always frustrated, and on May the 6th the 2nd Australian Brigade & the N.Z. offered their services voluntary to help in the decisive attempt. A good advance was made but it all failed. Many Australian dead lay in the village of Kithnia and the soil round about having lost half their strength they

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