The Gallipoli Houses

THE MESUDIYE GUN AT BABY 700

 

 

 

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one of the mesudiye gunsTurkish Gun placed on Baby 700 after the evacuation - nowTurkish Gun placed on Baby 700 after the evacuation - then

“Turkish Gun placed on Baby 700 after the evacuation”, picture reproduced from "Gallipoli Mission", (Crows Nest 1990), Charles E. W. Bean, p. 153

The eight members of the Mission slept at one end of the marquee  and messed at the other. Late that night we were waked by a distant wild chorus of yells coming from far up range to the north. Hughes told us that the only Turkish military post now on this part of the Peninsula was a corporal’s squad guarding a 6-inch gun which the Turks had emplaced on the first main summit of the range, known to us as Baby 700 ( that is, the smaller and nearer of two summits each 700 feet odd in height).

"Gallipoli Mission", (Crows Nest 1990), Charles E. W. Bean, p. 56

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