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The battleships started the show & we proceeded to disembark. The Turks constantly fired shrapnel. A sailor & soldiers were hit on the boat before we left.

[See image for drawing of ships and coastline at the landing.]

The fort kept dropping shells all around us. A pinnance towed 4 boatloads of my lot nearly to the shore & then we had to row. One boat struck & sunk, men rescued. When we touched bottom we sprung overboard into water waist high & dashed up the beach into a gully for cover. We piled our packs in a wall round a wounded men & waited while the 3rd brigade drove

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