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Sunday, 5 August 2012
Australian Service Personnel, Photograph Albums, The Battle of Hill 60, Gallipoli, August 1915, Album Contents Topic: AAC-Photo Albums
Australian Service Personnel
The Battle of Hill 60, Gallipoli, August 1915, Album Contents
Hill 60, Gallipoli, from the air in 1923.
Hill 60, a low rise on the north-western approaches to Hill 971, which on 21 and 27 August 1915 became the focus of several badly handled attacks which resulted in costly and confused fighting that marked the end of the last major offensive at Gallipoli. The operation was undertaken in an attempt to widen and strengthen the corridor of foreshore which connected newly landed British forces at Suvla Bay with the established beach-head at Anzac. While elements of the Suvla force concentrated on seizing a detached foothill of the range behind that beach-head known as the `W Hills', troops from the Anzac position were to capture Hill 60, a low rise on the north-western end of the foothills leading to Hill 971 - thereby effectively enabling the two forces to link up.
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