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Gallipoli Diary

Wednesday 19/5/15

Wednesday 19/5/15

Last evening heavy artillery
bombardment & continuous rifle fire from
about 8 pm until early morning took
place by our troops near KRITHIA Road
& daylight brought the news that
we had successfully advanced [gap — reason: illegible] our
trenches about 200 yds at this point
with few casualties. Today very page 64 troublesome Turkish shrapnel &
high explosive shells rained about us
during the day but only a few
horses & 2 or 3 men were injured.
Turks made determined attack on
NZ & Aust. trenches at KABA TEPE
but were repulsed with heavy loss.
Enemy evidently were urged or
even driven on from behind but could
not progress against our fire.

We, (N.Z Inf Bgde) received orders
to return to ANZAC COVE and
went off from V beach in mine
sweepers to SS Eddystone after
dark. Landed at ANZAC 9 am (20th)
in destroyer USK, (of TSING TAU fame)
& in launches, [gap — reason: illegible] Glorious
weather & rather hot during day.