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& amongst the dead Turks lying about were odd German officers, also Germans to every machine gun we came across, The German & Turkish officers all had a good amount of Turkish notes on them & luxuries such as bottles of wine, boxes of cigars etc & the lads in the advance party got a good deal of loot from them

we circled round & at last pulled up within a mile of Hamisah, & at 4 oclock this afternoon we attacked Qatia to where the Turks had retired & it was one of the finest sights I have ever seen; The first, second, & third Bde of Light Horse, & one Regt of New Zealanders attacked on the right in extended order galloping right up to the firing line; & on the left, a Regt of English Yeomanry attacked with swords & lost 35% of their men & did no good we got no casualties going up to the

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