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With great gallantry the much-criticised Marines scaled and recaptured Dead Man’s  Ridge, checked the deteriorating situation in Monash Valley, but were shot down when they reached the summit; for several days their dead lay on the ugly bare spur "like ants shrivelled by a fire", until a Marine climbed up at night and kicked the bodies down into the valley, where they were buried. Thus did the ridge acquire its sinister name.

“Gallipoli”, Robert Rhodes James, p. 179

 

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