Item 06: Frank Valentine Weir diary excerpts, letters and news clippings, 24 June 1915-1 August 1918 - Page 26
the 1st Infantry Brigade charge the Turks on our right under cover of the fire from the War Ships. Great shells of 400 & 500 [indecipherable]weight would lodge in the Trench & up would go Barb wire entanglements, posts & pieces of Turk.
All night long the Naval guns & our artillery kept going – Turks firing Star shells like immense rockets to light up the trenches. At midnight the German officers H° Quarters were supposed to be blown up but our mines were not strong enough & the assault failed.
The Germans must have listening tunnels under us after showing us a Board over their trenches with the notice that "Warsaw WARSAW had