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THE DARDANELLES.

FRUITLEST TURKISH ATTACK

CRACK CORPS DEFEATED. Paris, May 26 The reoent Turkish attack near Gab.i Tepe was carefully prepared by General Limar. yon Sanders, with the object of inflicing a check on the AWps, raising tbp spirits of the Turks, and rearming the pub'ie which ia profoundly impressed with the heavy Turkish losses.

The Gertn-m General brought up tbfl cra.jk first array corp?, the crack oiganisation which had hern reserved for tbe dHfencß of Constantinople; Their landing w°<- greatly hampered and bombarded tro n aeroplanes. Two divisions attacked the Australians and New Zealanders on the night of May 18tb, but the Turks were completely beaten, losing 2000 killed and 5000 wounded.

At the south end of the Peninsula tbe French were faced by strong defensive works in fierce bayonet and band grenade fighting. A colonial infantryman named L. A. Borte took (he lead in entering the Turkisk trench. He threw grenades, which stopped a counter attack and pre ventsd quickfirers being used, until he fell wounded. SUCCESS OF BRITISH SUBMARINE. Athens, May 26 Tbe Balk* News Agency states that a British submarine, in tbe Sea of Marmora, on Monday, sank three Turkish transports carrying troops and ammunition, and also two tor pedo boats and a collier. MOUNTED NEW AT DARDANELLES Tbe cableg states a number of the mounted New Zealanders are now serving on foot at tha Dardanelles. COLONIALS TAKE NO CHANCES

Wellington, May 27

The following is an extract from a cable received by His Excellency, the Governor, from the Secretary of State for the Colonies : —

" During the night of the 19th, a continuous fire was maintained against the lines of Australian and the New Zealand corps as an attack was im minent, but no attack was delivered. Many of the Turks' ehells on this day were picked up and were found to ba filled with driving bands of lead. At 655 p m on May 21sfc a large number of Turks, followed by unarmed men carrying red cresent flags, ap peared in front of the Australian and New Zealand corps applying for permission to bury their dead. As the hour was late and the Turkish trenches were seen to be full of men, two deep and shoulder to shoulder, as far as the eye could reach, permission was refused, thereupon the Turks launched a fieice attack, which was repulsed with heavy loss."

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THE DARDANELLES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3461, 28 May 1915

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THE DARDANELLES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3461, 28 May 1915

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