ID numberA01506
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original half plate negative
Place madeOttoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Anzac Beaches Area, Anzac Beach
Date made22 May 1915
DescriptionCaptain Sam Butler leading a blindfolded Major Kemal Ohri, the Turkish envoy, past No 1 Casualty Clearing Station (CCS). Major Ohri had met with Lieutenant General Sir William Riddell Birdwood to arrange a nine hour armistice on 24 May 1915 so that both sides could recover and bury more than 3000 Turks and approximately 169 Australians who were killed during the Turkish attack on 19 May 1915. The stench from the dead became so unbearable that the Turks initiated the nine hour armistice.