TURKS SHORT OF AMMUNITION. MITYLENE, July 4. Operations during tbe' past week have materially improved the Allies' position, and the advance put our lines in a position to seriously threaten the Turkish occupation of Achi Baba.
No munitions have reached Turkey through the Balkans for a month Turkish factories are practically at zarn owing to the lack of material and the scarcity of skilled labour,
The Turkish artillery is limited to n score of shells in the morning and a score in the evening, The spirits of rbo soldiers are drooping.
Prisoners state that that their comrades would willingly surrender, but German strong measures make it difficult for them to do po
Machine guns under picked men are placed in commanding positions bsShkl rbe tr» nche-<, aod no hesitation h nhown by cho men in firing on their enrrjrades if they display tdß elightest inclination to cease firing, The spiiits of. the Turks are only sustained by bringing entirely fresh troop, which .cannot lust long.
The French artillery 13 magnificent, and one four hours bombardment poured ten thousand eliells into four lines of tre- ohe* 430 yard 3 long. When the infantry advanced there was not fhe slightest opposition, and the »roop a ruehpfl up the slope without a
• ho- iieing fired and found the defen (1 r-< unuiuiUted, and the trenches a mas 3of wieckage It is estimated that; ten French shells fall on each equare yard.
It is reported that General Yon der Goltz has asked the Turkish Government for an additional 300,000 men before he accepts all responsibility for the defence of Constantinople.
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THE DARDANELLES, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3472, 6 July 1915
THE DARDANELLES Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3472, 6 July 1915
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