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Tue 26th
The Signallers of the old 12th now D.Sqd have been working to have us hoisted out of F R A dug-out; they have also had Major Chambers on battling for them but so far with no success: A small steamer has been run ashore down at the beach near us & they have been busy to-day taking her cargo off, it is rumored she is a captured vessel; One of the Turkish guns gave one of our mine sweepers an uncomfortable ten minutes this morning, they picked up the range in quick time & soon were dropping shells very close, the last lot fired before the boat commenced to move appeared to fall only a few feet short of the water line, but she soon moved out of danger

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