Burying the meat, Shell Green

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Bolton's Ridge, Shell Green
Accession Number ART03605.014.004
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 10.5 x 16.5 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 22 May, 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

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.