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Wed 15th
Last night the Turks had sentries out on Bushy Ridge & we turned a machine gun on them at 10.30 but everything is very quiet here; A heavy bombardment still continues somewhere about Cape Hellas; This Regt is at present making Cheveaux de Friese (Barbed wire entanglements) in the day time & putting them out every night; A strong breeze blew up last night & turned the air rather chilly again; fortunately the sea remains fairly calm & we are all hoping for it to remain so as it is our only chance; At present we have 200 men of this Regt spread out over a mile of trenches & it is the same right along & more are leaving every night; Last night at 10 oclock we could see several transports lying in close to shore taking troops off; I fancy the Turks have suspicions of our

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