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The landing at S Beach was the smallest of all five attempted at
Helles. It involved just three companies of the 2nd Battalion.
South Wales Borderers, together with a detachment of engineers, medical and
artillery personnel and a few marines. They were landed in the north-east
Morto Bay and
the attack , closely supported by HMS Cornwallis, was split into two sections
with two companies attacking the cliff above S Beach from inside the Bay, and
the third rowing out into the
to attack this position from behind. The position was taken with relative ease
and few casualties.
”The Battlefields of Gallipoli, Then and Now”, (London 1990), Nigel Steele, p.13-14
last updated : 20/04/08