Inside the fort, Chanak

Unit Historical records units
Accession Number ART02832
Collection type Art
Measurement unframed: 30.4 x 20.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on wood panel
Maker Lambert, George
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak
Date made 7 February 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

In 1919 Lambert accompanied the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli. This painting shows buildings inside a fort at Chanak, seen through a large gap in the walls. The fort 'Kale Sultanieh' is at the entrance to the Dardanelles on the Asian side, and is one of a chain of forts and gun emplacements that prevented the British and French navies in 1915 from forcing their way through the narrows towards Constantinople.