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THE EVACUATION OF SUVLA BAY

By 17th June 2013December 9th, 2019No Comments

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BUT ON THE HILLS OF TURKY
THERE IS A PLACE CALLED SALT LAKE
WHERE OUR LADS FOUGHT AND FELL
WHILE THE HILLS WE TRIED TO TAKE

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THE NAVY DID THEIR BEST
WITH THE HELP OF BRITISH GUNS
AND KEPT THE TURKS AT BAY
WHILE THEY ALSO WATCHED THE HUNS

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THE 11TH DIVISION WERE THERE
FIGHTING AROUND CHOCOLLATE HILL
TRYING TO STRIKE FOR FREEDOM
WITH THE HELP OF A CONSTANT WILL

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FIVE MONTHS THEY TRIED THEIR BEST
TO FIGHT A CROS SUVLA BAY
BUT JOHNNY TURK SAID NO
YOU MUST GO THE OTHER WAY

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ACHI BABER STOOD FIRM
WHILE THE NARROWS WE TRIED TO GET
AND THE 29TH DIVISION
PAID THEIR LITTLE DEPT

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WE COULD NOT FORCE THE NARROWS
OR MOVE AT SUVLA BAY
SO EARLY ONE DARK NIGHT
WE BEGAN TO RUN AWAY

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WE LEFT ALL OUR TRENCHES
THOSE WE HAD DUG SO WELL
WE ALSO LEFT THE COUNTRY
WHERE ALL OUR LADS HAD FELL

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SITTING IN THE BOATS
WE CALMY SAILED AWAY
LEAVING GALLIPOLE
LEAVING SUVLA BAY

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WE SAID GOOD BY TO TURKEY
JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS DAY
FOR THE DARDENELLES WAS A FAILURE
THAT’S WHAT THE M.PS SAYS

John Bennett

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