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Dardanelles Heroes: Australians; and a Transport's Rescuer

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MEN WHO DISPLAYED MAGNIFICENT HEROISM IN THEIR LANDING ON THE GALLIPOLI PENINSULA : AUSTRALIANS IN CAMP.


N’ , I A REMARKABLE PHOTOGRAPH OF A BRITISH WAR-SHIP WHICH TOOK PART IN RESCUING A TRANSPORT FROM TURKISH DESTROYERS : H.M.S. “- ” AT THE DARDANELLES.


i t. -la ~ ~~ V~.: (j^ PREPARING TO EMBARK ON THE LAST STAGE OF THEIR VOYAGE TO THE GALLIPOLI PENINSULA : SOME OF THE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS L_____WHOSE LANDING THERE WAS A SPEDDFEAT OF ARMS. L 33.-


The resource and courage of the Australian Contingent in the Dardanelles have been urgently called for, and the reply has been magnificent. Mr. Ashmead-Bartlett has said in one of his vivid messages, describing the start of the great fleet of war-ships and transports from Lemnos towards Gallipoli: ” At about five o’clock in the afternoon (of April 23) the first of the transports slowly made its way through the maze of shipping towards the entrance of Mudros Bay . . . No more inspiring spectacle has ever been seen than this great expedition setting forth for better or for worse.” Of the landing of


the Australians and New Zealanders at Gaba Tepe, he writes : ” No finer feat of arms has been performed during the war than this sudden landing in the dark, this storming of the heights, and, above all, the holding on to the position.” Apropos to our second illus- tration, the Admiralty announced on April 17 : ” The transport ‘ Manitou ‘ . .. . was attacked by a Turkish torpedo-boat in the mEgean this morning. The Turkish boat fired three torpedoes, all of which missed. The torpedo-boat then made off, chased by a British cruiser and destroyers, and was run ashore and destroyed on the coast of Chios.”



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Issue 3971. - Vol CXLVI

May, 29 1915

Illustrated London News