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ID number ART02435
Title Digging in at Pope's Hill: end of a great day
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Silas, Ellis (Artist)
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1918
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 76.2 x 101.8 cm


Depicts a wounded soldier attempting to dig a shelter in the side of the steep hill while surrounded by the dead and wounded, and scattered and broken equipment. Behind this figure men are running up the hill towards the top where shells are busting against the twilight sky. The 16th Battalion dug the original trenches at Pope's Hill on the evening of the Landing at Anzac, 25 April. Pope's Hill is in the Quinn's Post Area, Gallipoli.