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with the bayonet, the battle raged for four days hardly without a stop, but they received a good beating and retired and gave us an opportunity of entrenching ourselves.

The Turks again attacked us on the night of May 18th at 12.0 Midnight but we repulsed them again they came on very determined at 3-0 am on the 19th May but again we repulsed them with heavy loss to themselves, when day broke you could see the ground piled with dead Turks, the Turks casualties for those two attacks was 7,000 of which just over 3000 were killed since then they have only made one or two very half hearted attacks on our left flank

On Monday the 24th May the Turks asked for an armistice which we granted

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