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ë ` 40 THE SEOOND YEAR OE THE WAR
E doubtfully have carried the Turkish lines.
§ ¥ It was clear, therefore, that the operation
must either be treated as the main
E British operation of the War for the
moment, provided with the corresponding
number of heavy guns and an immense
E reserve of munitionment, or abandoned.
Unfortunately neither of these alterna-
tives was faced. The expedition was
starved of artillery and its success
rendered impossible, but the authorities
V hesitated to withdraw, partly from fear of
the great losses that might attend such
an operation, partly from fear of the
i result upon Oriental opinion ; partly from
1 inertia.
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i It was not until the ninth of January
l' that the operation of vvithdrawal was
effected. But when it was, it was
carried out With the most complete and
indeed amazing success, almost without
casualties, and in the briefest possible
time. A portion of the forces hitherto
locked up in that expensive and in-
sufficiently supported experiment against
the Straits were diverted to Salonika;
others to the Western front; others to
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