Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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the waters edge to a height of about 200

feet, and the sides of which were covered with

a thick scrub something like holly

that afforded excellent cover. As soon

as we were near the beach we jumped

into the water which was up to our waists

and charged with the bayonet. We

gave them such a shock by the sudden

onslaught that they turned and ran and

in a short time we drove them ever the

hill and captured the trenches and

a couple of machine guns. Of course we

suffered heavily but we had captured

a good position. We can get our

artillery ashore now also ammunition

stores and the like.  Today Monday

      On Monday the Turks had retreated still

further but the fighting was going on fiercely.

         The battleships in the bay did great

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(4)

the waters edge to a height of about 200

feet, and the sides of which were covered with

a thick scrub something like holly

that afforded excellent cover. As soon

as we were near the beach we jumped

into the water which was up to our waists

and charged with the bayonet. We

gave them such a shock by the sudden

onslaught that they turned and ran and

in a short time we drove them ever the

hill and captured the trenches and

a couple of machine guns. Of course we

suffered heavily but we had captured

a good position. We can get our

artillery ashore now also ammunition

stores and the like.  Today Monday

      On Monday the Turks had retreated still

further but the fighting was going on fiercely.

         The battleships in the bay did great


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  • November 19, 2017 04:44:06 Paivi Tenhunen

    (4)

    the waters edge to a height of about 200

    feet, and the sides of which were covered with

    a thick scrub something like holly

    that afforded excellent cover. As soon

    as we were near the beach we jumped

    into the water which was up to our waists

    and charged with the bayonet. We

    gave them such a shock by the sudden

    onslaught that they turned and ran and

    in a short time we drove them ever the

    hill and captured the trenches and

    a couple of machine guns. Of course we

    suffered heavily but we had captured

    a good position. We can get our

    artillery ashore now also ammunition

    stores and the like.  Today Monday

          On Monday the Turks had retreated still

    further but the fighting was going on fiercely.

             The battleships in the bay did great


  • December 2, 2016 15:28:58 Jake Warren

    (4)

    the waters edge to a height of about 200

    feet, and the sides of which were covered with

    a thick scrap something like holly

    that afforded excellent cover. As soon

    as we were near the beach we jumped

    into the water which was up to our waists

    and charged with the bayonet. We

    gave them such a shock by the sudden

    onslaught that they learned and ran and

    in a short time we drove them ever the

    hill and captured the trenches and

    a couple of machine guns. Of course we

    suffered heavily but we had captured

    a good position. We can get our

    artillery ashore now also ammunition

    stores and the like.  Today Monday

          On Monday the Turks had retreated still

    further but the fighting was going on fiercly.

             The battleships in the bay did great


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    Gallipoli

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ID
4436 / 51888
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Michael Noonan, Ballybuy, Murroe, Co. Limerick
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


  • English

  • Gallipoli Front

  • Artillery
  • Medical
  • Transport
  • Trench Life



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