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ID number G00267
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half-plate negative
Maker Brooks, Ernest (Photographer)
Date made c 1915


Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. 1915. Two soldiers sit beside a pile of empty tins cutting up barbed wire for jam tin bombs. The bombs were made near the beach, a spot popularly known as the 'bomb factory' near Anzac Cove. All the old jam tins and other used containers were used to make bombs which were then filled with fragments of Turkish shells and enemy barbed wire which had been cut into small lengths.