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the Turks off this first ridge with the bayonet. The mistake of the day now happened. They should have entrenched on its summit but instead pressed on. Capt. Strachan & Lt. Lane were in charge of the crowd I was with & they lead us along the beach & up a gully. Rested. Proceeded over 2nd ridge. Flew down the other side. Never gone so quick in my life as I did down the hills. 6 ft. a stride & a 12 ft. slide every stride. On to the 3rd ridge & had to lie flat owing to the terrible shrapnel & bullets. Lost my crowd just a few of us together. The ridges are very steep & hard to climb & are covered with jungly scrub. Crawled on our stomachs into a trench

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