Wednesday 6 November 2013 by John Holloway. 2 comments
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?

This length of barbed wire with metal jam tins and lids, and a flattened metal plate attached was found on Pope’s Hill on Gallipoli in 1919.

Give us your best guess in the comment box below. The answer will be revealed next week, along with an interesting story you could use in your classroom.

Comments

Steve

the jam tins and lids were attached to the barbed wire as a warning device if the enemy were coming through the wire at night and the rattling of the tins would alert the sentries

Peter

The device was left behind after the troops withdrew in December 1915. The aim was to give the impression that troops were still in nthe trenchs.

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