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Gallipoli 1915

Cape Helles

The Gully path, continuing further in

Just before coming upon Artillery Road and Artillery Row, the gully becomes quite wide and open. This is certainly less oppressive for the modern walker, but in 1915 it meant attendantly less protection. There are records of men being hit by stray bullets here, and ambulance wagons having to make break-neck dashes during Turkish bombardments to deliver their human cargo to the beach. Ammunition wagons heading up to the line were a particularly perilous duty.

This section was the scene of constant activity. Anyone going back down to the beach was required to carry a rock to help repair and reinforce the piers. In the picture above, we are just a few hundred metres south of the open area which is the location of Artillery Road and Artillery Row.


Southern gully Artillery Row Tour map

Further in to the gully