Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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eyes gouged out and other mutilations.

The fighting was very hard for the

first couple of days. There are some

soldiers here that met the Germans, and

they reckon it was hotter than any

fighting that took place in France.

The Turks had us at a disadvantage

at first, as we could not get our artillery

ashore for some time. But when

it did come it made up for the loss.

Of course our warships did great work

from the bay especially the Queen

Elizabeth. We could always tell

when she was firing from the awful

report of her guns. Then you would

hear the shells screaming overhead and

the boys shouting "good old Lizzie".

I had one close shave from the shrapnel

when the Turks were trying to find our

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(3)

eyes gouged out and other mutilations.

The fighting was very hard for the

first couple of days. There are some

soldiers here that met the Germans, and

they reckon it was hotter than any

fighting that took place in France.

The Turks had us at a disadvantage

at first, as we could not get our artillery

ashore for some time. But when

it did come it made up for the loss.

Of course our warships did great work

from the bay especially the Queen

Elizabeth. We could always tell

when she was firing from the awful

report of her guns. Then you would

hear the shells screaming overhead and

the boys shouting "good old Lizzie".

I had one close shave from the shrapnel

when the Turks were trying to find our


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  • November 19, 2017 05:35:46 Paivi Tenhunen

    (3)

    eyes gouged out and other mutilations.

    The fighting was very hard for the

    first couple of days. There are some

    soldiers here that met the Germans, and

    they reckon it was hotter than any

    fighting that took place in France.

    The Turks had us at a disadvantage

    at first, as we could not get our artillery

    ashore for some time. But when

    it did come it made up for the loss.

    Of course our warships did great work

    from the bay especially the Queen

    Elizabeth. We could always tell

    when she was firing from the awful

    report of her guns. Then you would

    hear the shells screaming overhead and

    the boys shouting "good old Lizzie".

    I had one close shave from the shrapnel

    when the Turks were trying to find our


  • December 5, 2016 11:41:49 Jake Warren

    (3)

    eyes gouged out and other mutilations.

    the fighting was very hard for the

    first couple of days. There are some

    soldiers here that met the Germans, and

    they reckon it was hotter than any

    fighting that took place in France.

    The Turks had us at a disadvantage

    at first, as we could not get our artillery

    ashore for sometime. But when

    it did come it made up for the loss.

    of course our warships did great work

    from the bay especially the Queen

    Elizabeth. We could always tell

    when she was firing from the awful

    support of her guns. Then you would

    hear the shells screaming overhead and

    the boys shouting '' good old Lizzie''.

    I had one close shave from the shrapnel

    when the Turks were trying to find our


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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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