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"Trenches at Steele's Post, 3rd May 1915, showing a sniper and his observer with periscope", period picture reproduced from "The story of Anzac", Volume I, (Sydney 1981), Charles E. W. Bean, p. 586

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Last updated : 05/01/08

They immediately took the hint and then a machine gun began to play along the parapet from end to end.  Of Course, no damage was done.  This shows something of the fairness with which the Turk fights.

From a letter (dated 22nd October 1915) by
Lt. J C Price (2nd Division Signal Company) quoted in “The Broken Years” (Canberra 1974), William Gammage, p. 92-93

"Supports on the rear slope of Steele's Post, 3rd May 1915.", period picture reproduced from "The story of Anzac", Volume I, (Sydney 1981), Charles E. W. Bean, p. 520


A note was thrown over by the Turks, evidently in answer to one from our chaps asking the distance to Constantinople ... ”You ask how far it is to Constantinople.  How long will you please be in getting there?”  They used a knife as a weight when they threw the note and asked for it to be returned.  It was thrown back but fell short ... On being told where it was they asked our chaps not to fire while one of them got it ... On another occasion there must have been a German Officer approaching, for all of a sudden the Turks began signalling to our chaps to get down in their trenches.

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