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C02705

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number C02705
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Photographer Unknown
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Walker's Ridge
Date made c September 1915

Description

General view of Pope's Hill, Quinn's Post, and Courtney's Post, from Walker's Ridge. It was from Pope's Hill that the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade attacked Turkish positions on the Chessboard at dawn on the 7th August, 1915. Led by Major J M Reid, the ill fated attempt to capture the Chessboard trenches north of the Bloody Angle resulted in severe casualties. The 1st Light Horse Brigade reached the third line of Turkish trenches, but were forced to withdraw due to the strength of the counterattack. The support trenches and dugouts at Pope's Hill are visible on the left.