|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli|
|Date made||24 May 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Australian burial parties burying Australian and Turkish dead during the armistice. More than ...
Australian burial parties burying Australian and Turkish dead during the armistice. More than 3000 Turks and approximately 160 Australians were killed during the Turkish counter attack on 19 May 1915. Appoximately one million rounds of ammunition were fired during the one day attack. The stench from the dead was so unbearable that the Turks initiated a nine hour armistice so that both sides could recover and bury the dead. (Donor J. Cotton)