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Gallipoli Diary

Sunday Nov 15th

Sunday Nov 15th

Sighted land at daybreak.
Moored in inner harbour at
9-30 am. on beautiful day.

Australian squadron arrived
about 2 pm & anchored in
the stream. Large amount
of shipping in port, many
steamers having been held page 27 up until the “Emden”
was captured. “Empress of Russia”
arrived with the German wounded
and H.M.S ‘Sydney’ brought the
prisoners who were uninjured from
Cocos Island. Latest advices
133 killed about 30 wounded
& 155 prisoners. The latter
have been distributed on our
ships for transport to England.
“Arawa” has 1 officer 2 warrant
officers & 30 men (prisoners
from Emden) The captain was
among the rescued & is on the
Orvieto Lieut. Haas, who
speaks excellent English is on
this ship, so we have now a
detailed & accurate account
of the cruise of the “Emden”

Very nice man & being well
treated — living in our officers'
quarters as one of us.

page 28

The warrant officers & men
also in same conditions as ours
except they are always under
a guard. Haas states Sydney
got range to Emden in about
5 rounds and then swept
their decks completely. Awful
scene such as he never wishes
to see again. Russian cruiser
“Askold” in Colombo today
& British cruiser Yarmouth besides
our escort of 34 warships.

Went ashore from 12 to
5 o'clock. Most interesting
place, and exactly as described
in pictures I have seen. Several
very fine European hotels and
shops in modern style — but
essentially Eastern & entirely
native attendants. Did the
town per “rickshaw”. Lt. Webb
operated on in Colombo Hospital but
little hope of his recovery —