Digging in at Pope's Hill: end of a great day
|Title||Digging in at Pope's Hill: end of a great day|
|Maker||Silas, Ellis (Artist)|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|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.