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ID number ART03605.016.002
Title Telephone dugout
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George (Artist)
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made c. 1915
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 10.5 x 16.5 cm


Sketch on a leaf torn from a small sketchpad, depicting a figure in a telephone dugout at the rear of the 9th Battery Observation Post. Benson indicates in his inscription that "it was built just above the fire trench held by [the] 3rd Infantry Brigade. This O.P. gave fine opportunities for observation over all the country shown in my sketch from the naval elation."