Scrapbook of original WWI newspaper cuttings following Pt. 1073 Gordon James Alford 10th Battalion (A.I.F)

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I t R t 3 AUSTRALIANS. incessant tire, and . cheeked the~ enemy's attempts to advance upon the stseiSH c foreshore -and cliff* occupied by "the Auj tralasians. The latter nicknamed til beach Folketonelws. It i§ 30 yards widi then a steep cliff rises up. HOW OUR MEN LANDED ALMOST ANNIHILATED. WHAT THE PRESS SAYS. DESPERATE BAYONET CHARGES. A MEMORABLE SCENE. WHAT A CHAPLAIN SAW. '[this narrow shore, and engaged. all c ' LONDON, Saturday. - I The achievements of the Australians in ii jthe Dardanelles are eulogised in all the ;j' Jnewspapers. The “'Evening Standard” : [; says:—“The news thrills us. The sons of e!*HAustraIia have proved that they can figlvt ijWwith the ecorn of death and spirit of the u-Wgaliamt fellows of Neuve Chapelle. whom Jj-'tthe Germans confess taught them that the it?W w British Army is not composed of hope- rfjless ragamuffins. It is the privilege of ifi^tbose Britons who were in the habit of pMeanting that tne country had grown old •esTand tottery to salute them, a 'I The “ Westminster Gazette'’ remarks:— m *“ The extraordinary difficulties 'o f landing jrlw ere overshadowed by the Australians’ -a^’idash and determination. . .They suffered ur ^severely, but it is doubtful whether any j pother troops in the world' would have e £ J larried through successfully' stifch an en- Q q firely individual operation. W e may well la: ^ oe proud of the men from our daughter ; country.” <3v° The “Star” says: —“ It-is a story of great gallantry that stirs our blood. The young n ;^ °n s from the lands of the Southern re:‘ ;3ross have come ¦ to the aid of the old (Published in the ‘,Times.wJ 'friity of tne pe7m nsu.Ia7 They “ The scene was memorable here. Re giments waiting to move«to the trenches ¦ p ort p;rje j nne jg. fatigue parties unloading boats and light T!l^ Rev p R French who went to I ere, others making pyramids of tinne „ ' ' . , I , , . , . , . ; Egypt with the troops as transport cap-1 meat and biscuits, mule trains dragging , } a m abollt three months ago, hasj held gun®, ^ Indians with their mcrantai rptuiwd t0 VoH pirie. M r. JVench guns, dressing stations sending the wound at Cairo wben t)le wounded WWe brought! ed to the ships, and thousands of haraj d<>wn from Uie Dardanelles after the land-1 Australasians were all concentrated oJ at. Ga;Upoli. ^ uring the four d a jJ busily. 1 was there,'’ said Mr. Frenzy “ thej wounded simply ooured into. thef^ /spitals, and almost 6,000 were accommoo' /ed dur­ ing that short spare ox time. J / ere was no doubt about the heroism d jr ^ laved ^ \ y 4 the Australians, The 10th Bsf I alion was almost annihilated when they Aanded on ; the shores of the Dardanelles/ fx the Sun­ day, and when the roll-call / . made two days later only one officer a/ I 2 6 men re­ sponded. Among the won/ fed brought' back was one solitary Turk./ / He had been bayoneted -three times, aiy / our fellows made a great fuss ov-er hin /and kept him . GENERAL BIRDWOOD’S TRIBUTE. “ Gen. Bird wood said no praise was surrounded by the allied troops, and seveenough to indicate the courage, endurance, ral positions have been taken at the poinand soldierly qualities of the Australia - of the bayonet. The troops are drawing ans. The manner in which they hungj in in an enveloping circle, and the Turon to their positions on the; first day and kish defence is weakening, especia.ll;night was magnificent—a feat that h asj against the warships. r J.he ultimate cafseldjom been surpassed, considering th-d ture of the positions is certain. heavy losses, the fact that no* wahp-r was available, the incessant shrapnel fire, am TURKISH LOSSES, the. continuous attacks without covetj When obliged to retire the contracted! as a Sort of mascot. I do nI . know whether: he lived. The way < > »> • icien bore their suffering was wonderful. j /.here was never1 any complaint.' and m ^ /, of them were . , , , r .x , , , , , ______j -. 1 , , , . , ]i eagi'r to return to the f i / /ig line. I heard: A report from Mitylene states that 10,00 line eet, its teeth and refused to budgf of 0D* Australian chft,W.n who headed a TURKISH SNIPERS. WASHED ASHORE. charge1 against the Tif La. He seized rifle arid rushed to 'if J front, using lana guage th<5;i I am sure t />ilid nave surprise! | his congregation. /officer told me tha Turks, who were wounded in the last tw another foot, battles with the British and Australasia] troops, are being transported to Constant! . . . . nople. AN ARMY 1 had the Tuitks been, Ale to shoot like th I .Boers' our fellows v| /ild never have corrii The beach scene resembled a giganti|j0 1 ^ of' tJie action alt /. _ A correspondent who gives further dejshipwreck. It w»? like an army that.- " . .. flR jJiV p LJCDft tails of the exploits of the Austraiians^had been washed ashore. The Australa- A N AIM j MO H L n U says:— “ Throughout the night of the 26tlisianis were extraordinarily cool under fire,ji ^ « Centra! j / ws> . correspondeirt at the Turks harrassed our lines, creepingand exposed, thepiselves instead of shatter-D ardanelles,//vritint' on* August up and endeavouring to snipe the AuS’ ing under the cliffs. Numbers had a tralians in their shelter trenches. The bathe in the sea amidst a shower of shrap- givefi a story of J Tew Zealander’s pluck which is without precedent. During an and ittdvance the soldier found himself isolated Turks d!id not dare to press home the at-nel. The troops are now digging t tacks, although overwhelming numbereselves into the face of the cliffs, «mui „ , ¦ , tt paid dearly for their temerity Several erecting bomb-proof shelters. Up° ", T f ,- r 1 t T .^ ^u'^Lion, who is watching tlieir deeds with times they were driven back by the bayo- “it is now possible to Realise the diffi-^°lI- n < ,,C J 'l,IK’ C ° n i1 ° ° l ^ r i d e and faith.” net. cultles the Australasians faced in their!1 " The wounded man rose ]e/':' According to the “ Evening News” it is first advance. Their trenches were per-u£. an <> commence. ^ o signa ^ o ws n 'impossible 'not to be struck with admira- i QQ QD Q IC petually sniped,.but they exhibited.marked|°> glvln5 e m oimaaon eon j|: jtion at the marvellohs dash, heroism, and U%J U ,fc * cheerfulness, and all the Turks in T h r a c e * ™ *he “ 3 stren« th- Tw’** ifficiency of the Australasians who took “ The Australasians’ position improved and Gallipoli would have been unable to vvas * • ^ and ue message was la S i' prominent role in the important Bar- on the 27 th, when field guns and moun-tum them out of their position.,, r up tea. A six i sio from t,e urks ‘eJdanelles operations. Canada has rung |tain batteries were landed. The Turks .disabled his arm, but after an interval v(/ w ith the gallantry of Canadians at Ypres, expected to find the troops exhausted with A v n n r u nntvi ' 6 ral® e , ancI wvod^the com pie- • T 1 iiand the people of Australasia will be wild their losses and the exertions of landing. LLOYD GEORGE S OP!:a 1 0 N B ri0n t^le message. heroic fellow ' '"{w ith enthusiasm at the gallantry of their ; but the Australasians disillusioned them. - ., ,, . . then fell dead. Hundreds of instances V °f sons at the front.. They were determined to die, every man ^ r* Lloyd George regards the fightmg.of wonderful courage have been given* The “jPali Mall Gazette” observes that of them, rather than surrender ground ^ a,rd'anell’es as one of the finestjsaid an officer, Jmt that caps ah. Iht * ‘the volunteer soldiers of Australasia have dearly won. Most of the troops were un- ^ eate arn19 history. imcst searching enquiries .have so far i !most nobly made good, der fire for the first time, especially the . " — 1 .... - — -------- -------------- Ailed to identify the hero. - M volunteers with a few months’ training. ^ R | H f in iF * ? ! I !\ | H IS T O R Y The tr00pS ^ Anzac are havinS g**at DLUUSJ 8 C.O * I iw n i o i u n i . {un with a goat by irritating the screech § TURKISH ---------- an • ‘¦ s t The Turkish press admits that the Gal- ADMISSI0NS. AMAZING SPECTACLE. st The Turkish press admits tnat me vrai- " f.^ipoli fighting has been of a most furious “ Throughout the 27th the enemy resort- :rii'3i >scription. One valley is full of dead, ed to different tactics, and in the’ hope ’l'hii“ The allied warships,” it says, vomited!of driving the Australasians off the shore 1 1 \ hell on our positions, apd we were unable they brought up field guns and bombard- *!Ci£o drive out tlie Australian troops, who,led .the trenches all day. The warship* pi despite a murderous fire, continued to de-replied with a great curtain of shrapnefj ’•"ij-liyer desperate bayonet charges against Between the warships and transports and nj lit our trenches.” the shore the amazing spectacle was seen, t, u ! A . correspondent estimates tjiat 3,000 of shells bursting in dozens above the ••Id?Turkish Were taken in , addition water, spreading bullets that churned the lPI |io their fakes. [water like a great haibtorm. They made The enemy is strongly entrenched on no difference to the landing parties. The heights commanding ttie western eixtre-gun crews of the warships kept up an LONDON, December 14. t> f a shell and watching the goat rush Mr. Sheppard, an American correspon-tor shelter to a dug-out. dent in the Near East, declares:—“ Galli­ poli is the most bloody and the most terrible battlefield in history. It will go down to the. ages as a name of horror. The Turks are ,<ie«ilish fighters, but they are always gentlemen.”
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