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[Telegram form – The Eastern Telegraph Company, Limited. Alexandria Station. Dated 24 Aug. 1915. 207 words. Daily Telegraph London]
[Continuation of Ashmead Bartlett's report of the Anzac attack on Lone Pine, of 6th – 10th Aug]
FIVE. bludgeon them [censor's deletion - off the crest] stop this is just the form of fighting the Colonials like and their magnificent physique stood them in good stead stop although few in numbers they closed on the Turks with fury using their rifles as clubs swinging them round theie heads and laying out several with each sweep stop the Turk could not stand this rough treatment and those that were not killed or wounded fled and the New Zealanders began hastily to dig themselves in stop so far this was the finest feat in the fighting and the highest point yet gained by any troops on the peninsula stop the Turks in this encounter fought with the utmost bravery and one big man in particular could be signalled out who repeatedly came out in the open and drove his men forward but all his efforts were in vain and in a little while not a single Turk was left on this particular section [censor's deletion]
Ashmead Bartlett Radcliffe censor

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