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up were counter-attacked by us. The total Turkish casualties in this action were  afterwards ascertained to have been about 200.

From 28th May till 5th June the chief operations were centered round this much contested point, fighting seemed to concentrate itself around QUINN'S POST.  Mining operations, to which I have already alluded, had been in progress at this post for some days before 28th May.  Three enemy's galleries had been detected there and work on them stopped by counter mines, the explosion of which, as we heard from a prisoner, had killed 20 Turks and injured 30. of the enemy. One of the enemy's galleries One gallery had, however, not been detected, been overlooked and at 3.30 a.m. on 29th May a mine was sprung  in or near the centre of QUINN'S POST.  The explosion was followed by a very heavy bomb attack before which our left center subsection fell back letting in a storming party of Turks. This isolated one subsection on the left from the other two subsections of on the right.  At 5 a.m. orders were issued by the General Officer Commanding Australian and New Zealand Army Corps that the lost subsection of the trench was to be retaken, arrangements being made for covering fire from adjoining posts.


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