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the first scrap they have been in since leaving the Peninsula, & have been in disgrace ever since they landed at Suvla Bay, here it is reported by Gen.Murray that they went into action well, but they have not take Gaza yet; It is rumoured that the 53rd Div (Welsh) had orders to retire from one position & they did so in such a hurry that they left 42 machine guns behind as "backsheesh" for the Turks, but this is probably only a rumor; We get no official news through at all concerning the fighting Jack Wright has been running a book today & came out well on the right side of the ledger

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