shells, the redoubt was taken and General Delamain was relieved of all anxiety. General Haughton was now gradually approaching the rear of Redoubt “Z”, and the supports who were going to redoubt “Y” were evidently deflected by him. By 2 p.m. redoubt “Y” was taken, and those Turks who were not killed or taken prisoner were beating a hasty retreat pursued by our cavalry & armoured motor cars. I had earlier in the day chosen an aerodrome too near the 82nd Battery, the enemys shells bursting a couple of hundred yards over that battery were pitching [text missing] in the middle of my aerodrome; I was very pleased not to see a machine coming down to land; I was obliged to gather up the flags & sheets and this was far from a pleasant task.
At 4 p.m. the 16th & 17th Brigades halted together on the edge of the Swada Marsh forming up in close formation preparatory to an attack on the rear of Horse Shoe Marsh, which was still held by the enemy. At 4.30 p.m. the attack was just launched when the two Brigades were obliged