Topic: BatzG - Hill 60
The Battle for Hill 60
Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915
Photographic representation of Hill 60
Looking up to the summit of Hill 60
This picture illustrates the task facing the men as they prepared themselves for the battle on 27 August 1917. The task from this view appears deceptively simple and as the soldiers learned at Gallipoli, nothing was ever simple.
The area in which the fighting took place at Hill 60
This is a much closer picture of Hill 60 illustrating the features the men were to fight and die over that evening.
Location of Allied trenches at Hill 60
The sumit of Hill 60 looking down to where the Allied lines were located. The holding of the hill gave the Turks an advantage in being able to look over the Allied trenches and direct artillery or machine gun fire at targets of opportunity. This harassment proved to be so severe that all movements of supplies became very difficult during the day adding a further burden to the desperate lives of the men in the trenches.
Special thanks are directed to William "Tuna" Crookshanks for his pictures and the time he has spent annotating them.
Citation: The Battle for Hill 60, Gallipoli, 22 - 23, and 27 August 1915, Photographic representation of Hill 60