Digging in at Pope's Hill: end of a great day
ID numberART02435
Collection typeArt
TitleDigging in at Pope's Hill: end of a great day
Measurementoverall: 76.2 x 101.8 cm
Object typePainting
MakerSilas, Ellis
Place madeUnited Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made1918
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts 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.