Shell fragment : Battleship Hill, Gallipoli

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Sari Bair Area, Battleship Hill
Accession Number RELAWM07785
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Steel
Maker Unknown
Date made Unknown
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Piece of a British large naval shell.

History / Summary

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.