"We had a quiet night.  A small Turk counter attack, which we easily settled.  Their defence is very solid, trenches everywhere also machine guns.  Evidently the Germans are organising things.  Officers who were in Flanders say that bar the weather Flanders fighting is a picnic to this..."

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.