|Place||Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Sari Bair Area, Battleship Hill|
First World War, 1914-1918
Shell fragment : Battleship Hill, Gallipoli
Piece of a British large naval shell.
This piece of shell was found at Battleship Hill, Gallipoli, on 18 February 1919 by members of the Australian Historical Mission. Originally called Big 700, the hill became known as Battleship Hill due to the bombardments the area received from the British ships, intended to disrupt Turkish advances or to shell their reservists sheltering behind the inland slope.