Scrapbook leaf with a sketch from the Naval Observing Station

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Accession Number ART03605.015
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.8 x 28.8 cm; image: 20 x 26.3 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil and ink on paper
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 15 May 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

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Description

Scrapbook 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'