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HARRIS, page 10
The 11th ALH Regiment, between our position and the ridge leading to the Tank Redoubt was being heavily shelled while machine gun and rifle fire inflicted heavy losses on their rapidly thinning line.
Next, the 12th ALH were ordered to advance and we were soon subject to a heavy bombardment from high explosive and shrapnel, while and intense rifle and machine gun fire was directed at us from the long transitional ridge ahead, and the Attawineh Redoubt on the right. By the time our artillery had exhausted its small stocks of shells, so the advance was unsupported. The low shrapnel and machine gun fire was playing havoc with our line and we were passing clearly defined range posts every hundred yards. Stretcher bearers did heroic work, but the
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