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[Telegram form – marked Eleven/2]
[Continuation of Ashmead Bartlett's first report of the British action at Suvla Bay,
6th – 10th August]
R.T.P. Daily Telegraph London
cable three section seven/eighth stop throughout the whole of the tenth this disoultry fighting so unlike anything that is now seen in Europe and reminding one of the old days of the Boer War went on along the front [censor's deletion] stop it was an extraordinary fight to watch for from the top of Chocolate Hill you could see plainly the movements of both sides in the lower ground in front and it was tantalising to watch the Turks creeping up towards our men in twos and threes their light uniforms showing up plainly against the burnt or green background [censor's deletion] stop throughout the day fresh fires were started at various points and burnt furiously frequently causing both sides to change their positions stop throughout all this fighting on our centre and right the 10th Division on the high ground overlooking the sea had been engaged in a desperate struggle with the enemy in its efforts to
Ashmead Bartlett / Radcliffe Censor

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