No 3 Periscope Mark 1 : Captain R L Leane, C Company, 11 Battalion, AIF
|Title||No 3 Periscope Mark 1 : Captain R L Leane, C Company, 11 Battalion, AIF|
|Object type||Optical equipment|
|Date made||c. 1914-1915|
Battle damaged metal trench periscope. A Turkish bullet penetrated the top aperture damaging the glass insert. The exterior of the trench periscope has several dings from use in the trenches. The remnants of a rectangular shaped piece paper are stuck on the upper rear of the periscope. On the side of the periscope is hand written in pencil 'Captain R L Leane O.C. C Coy 11th Regt 3rd Brigade'.
During the Gallipoli campaign Australian and New Zealand troops used both specially made and improvised trench periscopes to observe Turkish and German movements in their trenches.