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THE DARDANELLES BATTLE AT SUVLA BAY

'NEW ZEALANDERS IN ACTION NEWS ANXIOUSLY AWAITED. [Details of the fighting in the Gallipoli Peninsula are still very meagre. A representative of The Post enquired for news at the Prime Minister's office this morning, and Mr. Massey replied that the only additional message received by the Government was one from the King conveying His Majesty's admiration of the New Zealanders' valour. One o! the cabled despatches to»day refers to fierce fighting on Wednesday of last week, and another mentions the capture of a Turkish battalion by the British. All the Intll* cations'" show that the actions bave been distinctly favourable to the Allies, who are strengthening their bold on the peninsula. People wbo are eagerly awaiting particulars of the battles are assured that information will be given ont as soon as possible after its arrival, whether It comes directly to the Government or to the press. Meanwhile vague rumours about casualties should be rejected as the output of fanciful minds. Canard-mongers are always busy In time of excitement, and therefore people are warned against the acceptance of any statement I which is not supported by authority of the Government or the Press Association.] > MESSAGE FROM THE KING i ' , — _ "SPLENDID CONDUCT AND BRAVERY." His Excellency the Governor informs the Prime Minister (the Right Hon. W. F. Massey) that he has received the following telegram from His Majeßty the Kings — "I heartily congratulate you upon the splendid conduct and bravery displayed by the New Zealand troops at the Dardanelles, who have indeed proved themselves worthy sons of the Empire. — George R." His Excellency has replied as follows : — "On behalf of myself, my Government, and the people of New Zealand, I desire respectfully to thank Your Majesty for your most gracious message. ( We are all proud of tha manner in which the New Zealand troops have' acquitted themselves, and we eagerly . look forward to hearing further details of the operations in the Dardanelles. — Liverpool. **

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THE DARDANELLES BATTLE AT SUVLA BAY, Evening Post, Volume LXXXIX, Issue 101, 30 April 1915

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THE DARDANELLES BATTLE AT SUVLA BAY Evening Post, Volume LXXXIX, Issue 101, 30 April 1915

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