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Gallipoli Diary

Wednesday 30/6/15 Local Reserve QUINN'S

Wednesday 30/6/15 Local Reserve QUINN'S

Usual reliefs took effect and day
has been quiet except for intermittent
shrapnel shelling. Men on Gen Sir
Ian Hamilton escort returned today
from Imbros. About 10 pm when it was
very dark before the moon rose Turks
opened heavy fire on us probably to
prevent our making a move under
cover of darkness. At the same time
a thunderstorm took place accompanied
by very constant & vivid lightning
which produced a weird effect.

Firing eased up about 11 pm and
we had a short downpour of rain

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It appears that on night of
29th (see notes) the Turks made a
feint on our right & then made a
fierce attack on the left flank
(Walkers Ridge & Popes Hill.) These
positions were heavily shelled in
the dark beforehand but the Turks
were repulsed all along with much
loss. We had very few casualties.