The Gallipoli Houses

 

TUNNELS ON RHODODENDRON RIDGE

 

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the first authentic hotel on the Gallipoli peninsula

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the Gallipoli HousesANZAC-trenches, tunnels & dugouts

tunneling on rhododendron ridge

tunneling on rhododendron ridge

The Apex was considered the most vulnerable and dangerous post in the divisionís area.  The crowded scenes on the Apex in August had given way to tunnel and sandbag with no movement above ground.

Defences included an array of five machine guns, four mortars, and a local improvisation of four catapults that would throw grenades either singly or in volleys.

"Gallipoli, The New Zealand Story", (Auckland 1998),  Christopher Pugsley, p.334

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 Last updated : 17/09/07

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