"...On my travels I came across a lot of dead Turks - about 100 in two patches lying as they fell, mostly face downwards.  They ought to be buried but it is not safe to send men to do so.  Snipers are firing all day long at any body who goes out into the open.  Strange to say, tho the Turks who have been killed some 14 days are really a horrible sight, I do not care to write the details.  I and seemingly no one is horrified.  I had a look for papers on several, so was close as could be.  I am going to try and get them buried.  There is an odd New Zealander or Britisher among them , men evidently sniped and killed crossing the ground..."

To read the rest of this journal entry, see No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G Malone (page 183-184) edited by John Crawford and published by Exisle Publishing.  Available in the Palmerston North City Library and from  Exisle Publishing.
 

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