Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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the Turks.  We drove them up the

hill from the beach at the point of the

bayonet, and captured the trenches on

top. We lost heavily but it might

have been worse had we landed about

one hundred yards further away, where

the enemy had a trap laid for us. They

had a mine field laid also big pits dug

in the ground with spikes at the bottom

and covered on top with brushwood. They

also had wire entanglements charged

with electricity. So you see the

nice preparations they had made for

our reception. Indeed it will

be no harm to the world when they

are finished off as they are very cruel

fighters. There have been found

several relics of their barbarity such

as men disembowelled, tongues cut out,

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(2)

the Turks.  We drove them up the

hill from the beach at the point of the

bayonet, and captured the trenches on

top. We lost heavily but it might

have been worse had we landed about

one hundred yards further away, where

the enemy had a trap laid for us. They

had a mine field laid also big pits dug

in the ground with spikes at the bottom

and covered on top with brushwood. They

also had wire entanglements charged

with electricity. So you see the

nice preparations they had made for

our reception. Indeed it will

be no harm to the world when they

are finished off as they are very cruel

fighters. There have been found

several relics of their barbarity such

as men disembowelled, tongues cut out,


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  • November 19, 2017 05:33:05 Paivi Tenhunen

    (2)

    the Turks.  We drove them up the

    hill from the beach at the point of the

    bayonet, and captured the trenches on

    top. We lost heavily but it might

    have been worse had we landed about

    one hundred yards further away, where

    the enemy had a trap laid for us. They

    had a mine field laid also big pits dug

    in the ground with spikes at the bottom

    and covered on top with brushwood. They

    also had wire entanglements charged

    with electricity. So you see the

    nice preparations they had made for

    our reception. Indeed it will

    be no harm to the world when they

    are finished off as they are very cruel

    fighters. There have been found

    several relics of their barbarity such

    as men disembowelled, tongues cut out,


  • December 5, 2016 11:31:11 Jake Warren

    (2)

    the Turks.  We drove them up the

    hill from the beach at the point of the

    bayonet, and captured the trenches on

    top. We lost heavily but it might

    have been worse had we landed about

    one hundred yards further away, where

    the enemy had a trap laid for us. They

    had a mine field laid also big pips dug

    in the ground with spikes at the bottom

    and covered on top with brushwood. They

    also had wire entanglements charged

    with electricity. So you see the

    nice preparations they had made for

    our reception. Indeed it will

    be no harm to the world when they

    are finished offer they are very cruel

    fighters. There have been found

    several relics of their barbarity such

    as men disembowelled, tongues cut out,


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4436 / 51892
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Michael Noonan, Ballybuy, Murroe, Co. Limerick
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


May 17, 1915 – May 17, 1915
  • English

  • Gallipoli Front

  • AIF
  • Artillery
  • Medical
  • Transport
  • Trench Life



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