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Writing from Heliopolis Camp, Zeitoun, on April 30th, a Peninsula trooper says : — "For several days now we have been bear 1 ing all ports of rumours about the Dardanelles operations. Tonight, at 6.30, we heard officially that a lot of Australian and New Zealand men had been "slaughtered up" by the Turks. We are anxiously waiting for further news, Another batch of men are being cent cff to the front to night. They are making enough noise about it now. All of them are as keen as mustard. The bad news we received to nigbt seems to have the effeot of making us all want to get into it. I is very hard indeed tor us Mounteds staying here and seeing other chaps getting away overy week. Some of us may go in the near future, but will leave our hcraes behind. The others will have to etay and It ok after the hordes until they can be taken through with safety. The "Mail," a local evening paper, has come Wellington news in this evening'issue. It says there were great detnonstrationsin Wellington and the Homes of Per liament when news wpir r™»e : ved about the operations at the Dardanelles, and the p-rt the New Zoalanders took in it. We have heard great news of the Canadians, and I can tell you it is stirring us up, and making us mad to get into it. Colonel Stewsrt is reported killed, and also several other officers whom we know. Strange to cay, no one here seems to look at the sed side of all this news Of course we are all wanting to bear of our mates end relatives who were in the fighting but if any of them did go under we would glory in the fact that it was for their country and we would try and equalise ■ matters by 'putting one in , when the opportunity came. No mail has arrived for us this week, but we Ehould get it early next week. All the Peninsula men are fit and well, and keen as the rest for 'scrap.' A big sports was held in Cairo last SuDday tor nil military men in Egypt. New Zealand men fairly well. A Peninsula team en terecl for the wrestling on horseback but were defeated in the second round."

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MOUNTED MEN IN EGYPT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 15 June 1915

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MOUNTED MEN IN EGYPT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 15 June 1915

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