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was an ideal and natural defence, for it dominated miles of ascending open country which the British Forces had to cross without any cover from shell and rifle fire. As we rested temporarily, a wonderful panoramic picture of the now desperate fight could be seen. A section of a Territorial Division and the Australian Camel Corps, were fiercely attacking the Tank Redoubt. A British tank presently emerged and was seen climbing over the broken country towards the Tank Redoubt. High explosive shells were literally rained down on the tank, which concentrated fire accounted for hundreds of casualties amongst the British storming troops. Shortly afterwards, a shell bursting underneath the tank put it completely out of action but its brief run had greatly added to our casualties without inflicting any serious loss amongst the enemy.
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