Topic: BatzG - Aug 1915
The August Offensive
Gallipoli, August 1915
Additional answers by Skeen
To A. Skeen, from CBB White.
1. Any reply re miners in COURTNEY'S POST? Not yet.
2. Ref. your 4th August, General Birdwood told General Walker yesterday, that an attack was to begin at 5.30 (1730) p.m. You say 5.0.p.m. May I amend your instructions.
Please await General Birdwood's return, or my catching him on phone From A. Skeen to C.B.B. White.
I got General Birdwood on the telephone. Make the hour of attack, commencing 5.30 p.m., not 5 p.m., on 6th August. Answer in the Miner question follows:-
I understand 60 is the total number employed in the mines, so that possibly this number could be reduced, as regards actual workers. However, it awaits General Birdwood's decision.