Burying the meat, Shell Green

Collection ID ART03605.014.004
Collection type Art
Title Burying the meat, Shell Green
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 10.5 x 16.5 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George
Date made 22 May, 1915
Copyright AWM Licensed copyright

A pencil sketch of two soldiers dragging a dead body by his feet across Shell Green, Gallipoli. Shell Green was the only flat ground within the Anzac enclave, but it was under direct observation from the Turkish higher positions. It became the site of two cemeteries during the campaign, which were later joined in 1919 and enlarged with the addition of other graves from the battlefield.

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