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"This photograph ... shows the remarkable change that came over the scene at Suvla within a few weeks of the landing.  Ammunition, stores and guns are being landed at the cleverly constructed quay, tents have sprung up and a light railway has been laid, while all the time on the hills in the background the fruitless fight was being bitterly waged", period picture reproduced from "Twenty Years After", p. 384



last updated : 20/02/08

period picture reproduced from "The Dardanelles, an epic told in pictures", (London-1917), p. 60

The area is tightly packed with mules, horses and men.  Streets and lanes of boxes piled 15 to 20 feet high, barges and lighters unloading at roughly thrown-out jetties, pyramids of baggage, mountains of forage, above all the din and noise a faint moaning is heard, growing rapidly louder and deeper-thud, bang- and up goes a column of dust and debris.  The air clears, heads bob up, and where there had been a pile of biscuit boxes there remains a shell crater, with a litter of scrap tin, matchwood etc., and the work goes on.

An unidentified british chaplain quoted in “Gallipoli”, Robert Rhodes James, p. 326

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