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'Protected by the big guns of the Navy, the Australian camp at ANZAC 'neath the bleak commanding hills', 1915

Photograph, World War One, Gallipoli (1915).

On 25 April 1915 soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gaba Tepe on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. The small cove in which they landed soon became known as Anzac Cove. Despite repeated attempts to break out, the ANZACs remained trapped around their beachhead which was overlooked by high ground commanded by strong Turkish forces. Their position 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. In November it was decided to withdraw the Allied army, which was done with minimal losses by 9 January 1916.

From a collection of 96 stereoscopic photographs entitled 'The Great War'.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1972-08-67-2-107


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