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.
This album comprises maps and photographs extracted from the various sources. Most maps are posted twice, the first post being a full sized document while the second is of smaller size noted with an "s" at the end of the link.
Each item should be read in conjunction with the specific War Diaries which are available here:
AIF War Diaries
This map was taken from a dying Turkish Officer who was laying in a trench near the Nek, 19 May 1915. This map was taken to Cairo where it was replicated for Allied usage.