Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. I (25 April 1915 to 14 January 1916)

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that he has been able to keep his Guns in action & at so small loss. The sight of the collection[ ] & burial of the dead was awful - it is now estimated & I think with good reason that the Turks lost 3000 dead in their attack 3 days ago our shrapnel was very effective. Some of the wounded were still alive[ ]. Some of our own dead who have been lying out[ ] since the 25th inst. presented a most horrible & sickening sight & also the stench was overpowering. Hostilities were resumed at 4/30 p.m. Firing[ ] as usual throughout the night at times very heavy but no actual attack. I fear the Turks & German Officers during the day saw a good deal more of our works than was good for us. Our men conversed freely with some of the Enemy & 2 of the Enemy came over to us. The G.O.C. is pleased with the General instructions & Fire charts [Page] 46