Digging in at Pope's Hill: end of a great day

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Quinn's Post Area, Pope's Hill
Accession Number ART02435
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 76.2 x 101.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Silas, Ellis
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

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.