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AT THE DARDANELLES.

TROOPER G. BPOONER'B ACCOUNT.

Trooper Gee Bpooner, well known to many in Akaroa and district, gives the following interesting account of the life at Anzac in a letter to a friend in Akaroa :—

s.s. Flororata, December 25

As you will see I am on board ship again bound for Egypt, but not for hospital this time By the time this reaches you, you will know all about the evacuation of the Anzao position on Gallipoli. I suppose we can do better work elsewhere, but bave no idea where we shall *cc service next Though we are bound for- Egypt, it may be in the Boudan or at the Buez Canal. Another smack at the Turks would be welcome, especially if they were they were the stacking party. The morning after we had gone they heavily bombarded Lonesome Pine trenches held by the Australian", aud were shelling the beach the day after. Our aeroplanes bad been up observing for the navy, and I suppose Jacko thought we were going to play oome trick on him. I was in the first line trenches in the attack on Hill GO, having been in the trenobes forty eight hours before the advance. I I got safely through, being hit about seven hours afterwards, about mid oight, after being separated from my lot. ■ I went out with the Australian 9h Light Horse after we had been bombed out of a bit of a trench. We did not get the bombs though—they were only about twenty yards off However, it was taken by another lot of the Light Horse later on, and they gave the Turks more than we got I can find out nothing about Ted (the writer's brother), and I expeot that he is missing One lad told me he was sure be had been taken oil wounded some time after he was supposed to bave been bit, so if nothing has been beard of him in New Zealand, ho probably died at sea: Iα apite of the Armenian massacres 1 am aure prisoners of war will be well treated by the Turke. They have fought a fair fight with us, so we must speak fair by them.

Thai headache, fulnegg of the Eyes, Nasal disoharge, and Sore Throat, simply want a good treatment with ••NAZOL" whioh is prompt and certain in giving relief, Try it. Ifi buys SO don

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AT THE DARDANELLES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3524, 22 February 1916

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AT THE DARDANELLES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3524, 22 February 1916

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