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"1st visit to the beach since 2nd landing.  Quite a town has sprung up, and it seems well ordered.  Huge piles of stores and food, for man and beast, right along and on the beach, 4 landing ramps, with all sorts of boats and barges alongside.  A field hospital, wireless stations, ordnance and supply depots.  Hundreds of dugouts and shelters of all sorts, backed into the hills and up the gullies.  It is from, safety view, an almost ideal landing place.  Shells do get the beach, but it is very fine shooting..."

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (pages 226 - 228) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing.  Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from  Exisle Publishing.
 

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