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to Russell’s Top, as it appeared to from the sea. And it did, but the link was the Razor Edge, the thinnest of ridges that could only be crossed by straddling it. It was not a practical route for troops under fire,; even today it is only attractive to those flirting with suicide. Plugge’s led to nowhere in a straight line and this caused fearful confusion. Men needed on the heights above Russell’s Top had to go around the Razor Edge. They spilled down the right-hand side of Plugge’s into Shrapnel Gully and its extension, Monash Valley, then climbed the steep sides of Russell’s Top.

"Gallipoli",  (Sydney 2002), Les Carlyon, p. 148

The Razor Edge leading from Plugge's Plateau to Russell's Top - then

The Razor Edge leading from Plugge's Plateau to Russell's Top with the sfinx in the background


The Razor Edge leading from Plugge's Plateau to Russell's Top - now

 

 

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 last updated : 20/02/07

The maps had turned out to be useless. These suggested that Plugge’s Plateau led on

“The Razor Edge leading from Plugge's Plateau to Russell's Top. The cut paths at the ledges for bivouacs of troops in reserve were, of course, not there at the time of the landing", picture reproduced from "Gallipoli Mission", (Crows Nest 1990), Charles E. W. Bean, p. 75

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