the General Staff on 22nd May to assist the General Officer Commanding of the Army Corps in coming to some suitable arrangement with the representative sent by ESSAD PASHA. The negotiations resulted in a suspension of arms from 7.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on 24th May. The procedure laid down for this suspension of arms was, I am glad to inform your Lordship, correctly observed by both sides, even to the extent of a small breach of the conditions by one of the Turkish soldiers being punished by his superior officer.
The burial of the dead was finished about 3 p.m. Some 3,000 Turkish dead were removed or buried in the area between the opposing lines. The whole of these were killed on or since the 18th May. Many bodies of men killed earlier were also buried.
After the suspension of arms firing broke out twice during the evening and two half hearted attacks were made.
The 25th May was exceptionally quiet, but with the assistance