Soldiers lined up for inspection, 1915
Photograph, World War One, Gallipoli (1915).
Despite repeated attempts to break out, throughout the summer and autumn of 1915 the Allies remained trapped around their three beachheads at Helles, Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay. Each of these was overlooked by high ground commanded by strong Ottoman forces and was under constant artillery and sniper fire. The soldiers lived and fought in appalling conditions. Casualties from heat and disease overwhelmed the inadequate medical facilities.
From a scrapbook containing 143 photographs. Inscribed on cover 'C E Pym, 5th Lancers 1901 (c)-1940 (c)'.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection
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