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1915 Gallipoli Campaign

  • De Roebeck and Hamilton
    De Roebeck and Hamilton
  • Von Sanders
    Von Sanders
  • Mudros Harbour
    Mudros Harbour
  • The Suvla Landing
    The Suvla Landing
  • Lieutenant Colonel Hannay
    Lieutenant Colonel Hannay
  • Mule Cart
    Mule Cart
  • Disembarking
    Disembarking
  • Suvla Bay Beach, 1915
    Suvla Bay Beach, 1915
  • Brigade O Group 21 August 1915
    Brigade O Group 21 August 1915
  • Preparing To Attack Scimitar Hill
    Preparing To Attack Scimitar Hill
  • Lieutenant Colonel Troyte-Bullock
    Lieutenant Colonel Troyte-Bullock
  • Suvla Bay View
    Suvla Bay View
  • Chocolate Hill
    Chocolate Hill
  • In the Trenches
    In the Trenches
  • Action In The Trenches, 1915
    Action In The Trenches, 1915
  • After the Battle
    After the Battle
  • After the Battle
    After the Battle
  • Ambulance Wagon at Suvla
    Ambulance Wagon at Suvla
  • Dressing Station, Chocolate Hill
    Dressing Station, Chocolate Hill
  • Dorset Yeomen
    Dorset Yeomen
  • Captain Wingfield Digby
    Captain Wingfield Digby
  • Major Godden
    Major Godden
  • Coffee Break
    Coffee Break
  • Life Goes On
    Life Goes On
  • Lunchtime
    Lunchtime
  • Newsreader
    Newsreader
  • Trench Scene
    Trench Scene
  • Sleeping In The Trench
    Sleeping In The Trench
  • Officers Lunch
    Officers Lunch
  • Ambulance In A Gully
    Ambulance In A Gully
  • Storm Casualties
    Storm Casualties
  • SS Sarina
    SS Sarina

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The gallery commemorates the part played in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 by four West Country regiments and a Royal Naval Infantry Battalion, with strong county connections. In order of arrival on the Peninsular they were, the Collingwood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, 5th (Service) Battalion the Dorset Regiment, the Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry and the two Devon Yeomanry Regiments. The majority were in action for the first time and in common with the other units of rapidly expanding British Army learned hard lessons of warfare at a terrible cost, fighting in an environment where they sweltered in the desiccating summer sun and froze in an ice storm from the heart of Asia.