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Thurs. 20th. Left the 2nd L.H. trenches early this morning & made a very comfortable dug-out on the eastern hill which took up all the morning. I believe the New Zealanders captured a line of Turkish trenches yesterday afternoon; shortly after dinner Smithers, I & some others went to the beach & had a very enjoyable dip in the sea. A little before sundown, we were having tea & hearing cheering & as all firing had ceased, we looked out to see the cause, & found the Turkish trenches lined with unarmed men & white flags flying. Apparently a parley is going on between our officers & theirs, & the Turks are busy getting their dead & wounded away, also rifles; I believe they asked for 3 hours Armistace to collect their dead & wounded, we conceded ½ an hour & as soon as the half hour was up they rushed Quinns Post & got a very warm reception. Hailstone (B Troop) wounded.

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