Scrapbook leaf with a sketch from the Naval Observing Station
ID numberART03605.015
Collection typeArt
TitleScrapbook leaf with a sketch from the Naval Observing Station
Measurementbacking sheet: 45.8 x 28.8 cm; image: 20 x 26.3 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerBenson, George
Place madeOttoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made15 May 1915
Physical descriptionpencil and ink on paper
CopyrightAWM Licensed copyright
DescriptionScrapbook leaf with a reconnaissance sketch on graph paper and extended inscription, which reads: "A Reconnaissance sketch showing the Southern portion of the Peninsular - This was done for the purpose of showing the zone of fire of The Beach Gun, an eighteen pounder in position near Brighton Beach. It was later termed the 'Brighton Battery'. In the extreme distance are Hill 600, Achi Baba, Krithia] Ridge and Cape Helles. The trees beneath suggested [sketched outline of a tree line] are the famous olive groves in which 'Beachy Bill' was emplaced. It was somewhere his position marked on the sketch "Supposed 4.5 gun 4600 yds" / ([illeg.] Naval Obs. Stn). In the middle distance are Holly Ridge, Poppy Valley, and Gaba Tepe'