Hill 60 and Achi Baba with transports

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Accession Number ART03605.012.002
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; iamge: 7.5 x 12.5 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made 25 April 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

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Description

Sketch on a leaf torn from a small sketchpad, depicting vessels in the Aegean Sea on April 25, 1915, the day of the Gallipoli landings. Benson indicates points of reference, Hill 600 and Achi Baba, with transport vessels. He also notes that this is one of two sketches on this leaf that were made just before he landed on April 25th.