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[[Telegram form – marked 13/2]
[Continuation of Ashmead Bartlett's first report of the British action at Suvla Bay,
6th – 10th August]
R.T.P. Daily Telegraph London
cable four section one stop I have already in a previous described the operations of the combined Australian New Zealand Division [censor's deletion] and will now give some details of the great role played by the Australian Division [censor's deletion] our own 13th Division and the Indian Brigade of Sikhs and Gourkas stop in order to divert the attention of the Turks from our [censor's deletion] movement against Anafarta Bay the offensive from the Anzac position was started on the afternoon of August sixth stop after an hour's intense bombardment from the sea and land at 5.30 pm the third Australian Brigade assisted by the 1st Brigade attacked the Lonesome [Lone] Pine Plateau which rises to a height of four houndred feet to the south east of Anzac position stop the first rush of the Colonials was checked by shrapnel fire [censor's deletion] but the second and third lines never wavering for a second charged furiously and captured four lines of trenches which they have succeeded in holding [censor's deletion] in spite of
Ashmead Bartlett / Radcliffe Censor

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